The Symbian Foundation has announced that its mobile operating system powers nine new FOMA 3G smartphones launched by Japan’s NTT DoCoMo. Four of the models are manufactured by Fujitsu and five models by Sharp Corporation. NTT DoCoMo has recently unveiled its line-up of 19 new handsets, nine of which are based on the Symbian platform. Main features of the new smartphones include 12.2-megapixel cameras, luxurious design and the world's first separable two-module body.
The Symbian Foundation announced today that the Symbian platform*1 is being used in nine new FOMA™ 3G handsets recently announced by NTT DOCOMO, INC. Four of the handset models are manufactured by Fujitsu Limited and five models by Sharp Corporation.
Handsets manufactured by Fujitsu:
- docomo PRIME series™ F-01B: High-spec waterproof phone with 12.2-megapixel camera.
- docomo STYLE series™ F-02B: Jewellery-quality waterproof phone with a tiny, snap-on perfume holder.
- docomo SMART series™ F-03B: Slim, waterproof phone with luxurious design and 12.2-megapixel camera.
- docomo PRIME series F-04B: High-spec phone with 12.2-megapixel camera and the world's first separable two-module body.
Handsets manufactured by Sharp:
- docomo PRIME series SH-01B: CCD 12.1-megapixel camera and crystal-pattern body.
- docomo STYLE series SH-02B: Crystal-patterned body surface with elegant illumination and smooth curves.
- docomo PRO series™ SH-03B: Large 3.7-inch touch screen and QWERTY keyboard for quick, smooth operation.
- docomo STYLE series SH-04B: Melting Sweet Chocolate model designed by accessory-maker.
- docomo STYLE series SH-05B: Dream teen phone designed by top models of Seventeen magazine.
A total of 122 Symbian-based models have either shipped or are in the process of being launched in Japan as of 3 December, 2009*2. An estimated 325 million units have shipped in the world since the first Symbian-based device first launched in 2000.
*1 These new models are based on Symbian OS v9.4.
*2 Including a Taiwanese variant model manufactured by Fujitsu.
About Symbian Foundation Limited
The Symbian Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation whose mission is to enable an open ecosystem that collaborates to create the most complete and richest user experiences for mobile devices. Symbian maintains the code for an open source software platform based on Symbian OS and software assets contributed by Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, and Sony Ericsson, including the S60 and MOAP(S) user interfaces. Portions of the platform's source code have already been moved to open source, under the Eclipse Public License. By mid-2010 this process will be complete, making the platform code available to all for free.
The foundation software licensing model and governance structure has been designed to secure transparency, encourage contribution and maintain platform consistency. The foundation promotes collaboration, contributions and active participation, and operates as a meritocracy.
Symbian's board of directors is comprised of the following companies: AT&T Mobility LLC, Fujitsu Limited, Nokia Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, Inc., Qualcomm Innovation Center, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, ST Microelectronics NV, Texas Instruments Inc., Vodafone Group Services Ltd.
The Symbian Foundation now occupies offices in the UK (London), US (Foster City), Japan (Tokyo), and Finland (Helsinki), and will soon have a regional operation in China (Beijing).
For more information please visit www.symbian.org and http://blog.symbian.org.