100m S60 Devices Shipped

Nokia today announced that over 100 million S60 devices have been shipped by S60 licensees to date. S60 software is the world’s leading smartphone software, developed by Nokia and licensed by some of the industry’s top mobile device manufacturers.
 
With this announcement, S60 further demonstrates its strong lead in the volume market. Handset vendors, operators, developers as well as internet service providers are increasingly recognizing the potential offered by multi-vendor platforms, such as S60.
 
"This announcement represents a significant landmark for S60. We believe it inspires further innovation on S60. The open platform gives mobile users more choice and provides a platform upon which new applications and services can be built", said Matti Vänskä, Vice President, Mobile Software Sales and Marketing, Nokia.
 
"We see three key trends affecting the requirements for software platforms. The mobile device is becoming the hub for personal experiences, whether focused on imaging, business, music, navigation or video. People are accessing Web 2.0 services and content with their mobile device. Thirdly, simplicity and intuitiveness of user experience are increasingly important." he said.
 
S60 has made application development considerably easier with the S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2. The introduction of Open C brings the standard C function libraries to S60 software, supporting increased productivity and improved time-to-market of applications. With Open C, developers can reuse existing code and focus on the mobility aspects of their applications.
 
S60 will the first mobile software platform with integrated widget support, bringing the power of Web technologies to the mobile. Widgets enrich the mobile experience as they create a personal Web experience for a personal device. S60 makes it easy to create and bring Web services to S60 devices using standards-based Web technologies, such as Ajax, JavaScript, CSS and HTML.

 

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