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SKOUT.COM + Symbian find symbiosis at SxSW

Leading mobile flirting app SKOUT.COM has teamed up with Symbian to launch the Skout Symbian App at SxSW. Keeping with their collaborative roots, SYMBIAN handpicked SKOUT to design a compatible app from a sea of of thousands of dating apps due to SKOUT'S revolutionary approach to dating. SKOUT.COM is a mobile innovation that connects the virtual dating world with the real world.  According to founder Gary Kremen, "SKOUT is perfectly positioned to disrupt the online dating market. SKOUT represents what all dating companies must become to not only remain relevant, but to survive."
The Skout Symbian App functions as a dating & hook-up gps which identifies and introduces members to sexy singles based on proximity. Symbian users attending SxSW can use SKOUT to meet & meet up with with other singles at a film screening, a rock concert, or even on line at the bathroom. SKOUT.COM already boasts over 700,000 users and that number is sure to skyrocket now that they've teamed up with Symbian!  

"Skout is a great innovative app that benefits from Symbian's outstanding social networking and GPS capabilities," explains Larry Berkin, Head of Global Alliances and GM USA, Symbian Foundation.  "Symbian is about enhancing people's lives through their mobile device and Skout's use of social proximity to allow users to find or jump into a chat with someone around them augments this vision."

While Skout has revolutionized the mobile dating movement, Symbian is credited with bringing forth the explosion of mobile device innovation—with Symbian software at the base of more than 250 million phones! SKOUT and SYMBIAN are both pioneers who've helped bring mobile technology further into the future and together they'll work hand in hand so that singles attending SxSW can meet face to face!

About Skout:
Based in San Francisco, Skout is a mobile, real-time, location-based social network focused on connecting singles. Skout enables members to flirt and share pictures/comments with other singles based on proximity- from the hottie around the corner to a soul mate on the other side of the world. Skout makes it easier than ever before to meet other singles whenever and wherever you feel like meeting someone new. Whether at a conference, a bar in a city, a college campus, or a sporting event, over 700,000 members use Skout to locate potential love interests around them.

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Elissa Buchter, Bridge & Tunnel Communications

About The Symbian Foundation
The Symbian Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to enable an open ecosystem dedicated to creating the most innovative user experiences on 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. The Symbian platform is now fully open source. The foundation promotes collaboration, contributions and active participation, and operates as a meritocracy. Symbian's board of directors comprises: AT&T Mobility LLC, Fujitsu Limited, Nokia Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC., Qualcomm Innovation Center, Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, ST Microelectronics NV, Texas Instruments Inc., and Vodafone Group Services Ltd. The Symbian Foundation has offices in the UK (London), US (Foster City), Japan (Tokyo), Finland (Helsinki), China (Beijing) and South Korea (Seoul).
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