SIPquest Brings Mobile VoIP Applications to Symbian OS Smartphones

SIPquest today announced that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the growing market for smartphones based on Symbian OS™.

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West Roxbury, MA (PRWEB) February 9, 2006

SIPquest today announced that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the growing market for smartphones based on Symbian OS™.

As a Platinum Partner, SIPquest is extending personalized control of communications services through Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solutions over WiFi, GSM, and CDMA network interfaces to the Symbian OS ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the open operating system that powers today’s most popular smartphones. Symbian OS is licensed by the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers and, to date, almost 48 million phones based on Symbian OS have shipped worldwide.

Today, the SIPquest Mobile Assistant works with Symbian OS phones to deliver instant messaging, presence and corporate directory services to IP PBX users.

According to David Hattey, president and CEO of SIPquest, “As a member of the Symbian Platinum Program, SIPquest is delighted to work with Symbian to bring functionally rich VoIP solutions to Symbian OS phones and thereby satisfy the needs of users that depend on dual mode—WiFi and GSM or WiFi and CDMA—features.”

Symbian OS phones are growing in popularity worldwide. As of Q3 2005, Symbian OS phone shipments grew more than 131% compared to the same quarter last year. According to technology analyst firm Canalys, overall global shipments of smartphones are up 183% year-on-year in Q3 2005 with Symbian emerging as the market leader.

“With the rapid growth of the smartphone market, multimedia services have become a fundamental part of today’s advanced open-standards based mobile phones,” said Jerry Panagrossi, vice president of US operations, Symbian. “The addition of SIPquest to the Symbian Platinum Program underscores our joint commitment to bring mobile VoIP technology and compelling Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions to the ever expanding and increasingly sophisticated Symbian OS ecosystem.”

About the Symbian Platinum Program

The Symbian Platinum Program includes companies that have a technology or strategic position that is key to the success of mobile computing technology surrounding Symbian OS. As part of the Program, Platinum Partners benefit from a range of commercial and technical services, including joint marketing opportunities, technical support along with privileged access to Symbian OS source code, and a dedicated Partner Support team. For more information, visit http://www.symbian.com/partners/platinum.html.

About Symbian Ltd

Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS™, the global open operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones also known as smartphones.

Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world’s leading handset manufacturers and has built close co-operative business relationships with leading companies across the mobile industry. In the first three quarters of 2005, more than 23 million Symbian OS-based mobile phones were sold worldwide to over 250 network operators, taking the installed base of Symbian OS phones to almost 48 million.

Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in the United States, Europe, China, India, Israel, Japan, Korea and Sweden (UIQ Technology AB).

About SIPquest

SIPquest is the leading developer of Converged Multimedia Client software for desktop, WiFi, Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) environments. The company’ s solutions are embedded or bundled into the world's largest equipment vendors, systems integrators and service provider’s products to quickly and seamlessly deliver rich multimedia services to their end-users.

Based in Ottawa, the company differentiates its mobile VoIP offerings by being first to market with major innovations in mobility management, working with a broad range of channel partners so enterprises have the widest choice of preferred suppliers, and supporting the widest range of mobile devices. Partners include Nortel, Cisco and 3Com, among others. For more information visit http://www.sipquest.com or call +1-613-254-8886.

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