Rising Solutions Brings its Global Smartphone Application Development Expertise to the Symbian Ecosystem

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Rising Solutions Inc. Joins the Symbian Platinum Partner Program

The smartphone market is growing rapidly with IDC predicting that total global shipments should reach 1 billion by 2011 but currently we're only the scratching the surface of their capabilities

Rising Solutions Inc., a specialized mobile software solutions and development services company, today announced that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Partner Program to support the growing market for Symbian smartphones, offering its expertise, services and applications to the Symbian ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS™, the market leading open operating system for mobile phones. Symbian OS is licensed by the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and to date, over 188 million Symbian smartphones have shipped worldwide to over 250 major network operators.

Rising Solutions designs, develops and delivers innovative smartphone applications and solutions as well as implements customer specific software development projects world-wide. Through its highly skilled software development teams, Rising Solutions enables mobile handset manufacturers, carriers, enterprises and ISVs to achieve faster time to market for their products and services and to gain a competitive advantage in their target markets.

"This partnership reflects our dedication to the global smartphone solutions and applications market and our commitment to further accelerate the execution of our mobile strategy" said Timo Salomaki, Director of Marketing, Rising Solutions. "By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we can expand the reach of our mobile solutions development services and smartphone application offerings to strengthen our relationships with Symbian smartphone users, application developers, smartphone manufacturers and carriers."

"The smartphone market is growing rapidly with IDC predicting that total global shipments should reach 1 billion by 2011 but currently we're only the scratching the surface of their capabilities," said Mike Whittingham, Vice President, Ecosystem Development, Symbian. "Rising Solutions joins the Symbian ecosystem in recognizing the potential in the smartphone application and solutions market. With Rising Solutions as a new Platinum partner, Symbian will continue to offer best-in-class services to handset manufacturers, network operators and to the third party developer community as technologies evolve and consumer demand for smartphones continues to grow."

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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 services, including technical support and joint marketing opportunities as well as privileged access to Symbian OS source code and a dedicated Ecosystem Support team. For more information please see http://www.symbian.com/partner/platinum/platinum.html.

About Rising Solutions Inc
Rising Solutions is a global mobile software solutions and development services company. Our smartphone solutions offering include both custom software development services and out-of-the-box smartphone applications for mobile operators, handset vendors, ISV's and enterprises.

Rising Solutions is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in the US, Japan, India and China. For more information, please visit http://www.risingsolutions.com.

Rising Solutions Media Contact:
Rising Solutions Inc, HQ
Timo Salomaki
Director of Marketing
+1 408 449 4976

About Symbian Limited:
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market-leading open operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones 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. During Q4 2007, 22.4 million Symbian smartphones were sold worldwide to over 250 major network operators, bringing the total number of Symbian smartphones shipped up to 31 December 2007 to 188 million. Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Asia (India, P.R. China, and Korea) and Japan. For more information, please visit http://www.symbian.com

Symbian Media Contact:
Global Symbian
Press Office
Karen Hamblen
+44 207 1541707


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