Mobile Innovation Joins the Series 60 Product Creation Community as a Competence Center


New appointment will provide Series 60 licensees with a comprehensive solution for their product creation needs

Mobile Innovation, the leading user interface (UI) designer, developer, and integrator for mobile devices, has announced that it has joined the Series 60 Product Creation Community. The appointment of Mobile Innovation as a Series 60 Competence Center further underscores Mobile Innovation's reputation for delivering quality software for Series 60 licensees, whilst also recognising its unique expertise in creating differentiated, innovative UI solutions.

"As the mobile industry continues to migrate to robust smartphones such as those powered by the Series 60 Platform, the requisite advancements in communications, messaging, and application functionality creates unique design challenges and opportunities," says Antti Vasara, Vice President, Technology Marketing and Sales, Nokia. "Close collaboration with expert companies, such as Mobile Innovation will increasingly provide innovative, integrated solutions that reduce system cost and enable us to bring products to market more quickly."

The Series 60 Platform, developed and licensed by Nokia, is built on Symbian OS. Series 60 is currently a leading smartphone platform in the world and licensed by some of the foremost mobile phone manufacturers. The large colour screen size, easy to use interface and suite of applications make the software ideally suited to support new mobile services, such as rich content downloading and Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS). Series 60 based phones have been on the market since 2002.

The Product Creation Community was created to accelerate the crucial steps in bringing a Series 60 terminal to market. Series 60 Product Creation Community members provide services ranging from Symbian OS base porting and Series 60 integration to target hardware, to User Interface customization and the development and integration of new applications. As a Competence Center, Mobile Innovation will offer a broad range of capabilities and extensive resources for large-scale Series 60 design, development and integration projects.

Mobile Innovation is known around the world as a leading developer of user interface and application software for smartphones and communicators, and will therefore bring a wealth of experience in designing, developing, integrating and delivering customised user interfaces to the Product Creation Community, providing Series 60 licensees with a comprehensive solution for their product creation needs. The company's unrivalled experience in managing platforms based on Symbian OS - and in shipping devices based on these platforms - coupled with its unique UI design skills, makes the company an ideal partner for Series 60 product creation projects.

"The opportunity to work with Nokia and Series 60 licensees is extremely exciting for us. We are passionate about Series 60 product creation and about the opportunity to develop quality solutions with the world's leading handset manufacturers for the rapidly developing smart phone market" says Jonathan Sulenski, chief executive officer and co-founder, Mobile Innovation. "Our world-class engineering expertise and skill base is at the heart of our ability to deliver reliable and profitable products. Through our proven design, delivery, and integration approach, we are committed to simplifying the creation of advanced mobile phones."

As a Series 60 Competence Center, Mobile Innovation has been recognised as a top-tier software development company with a deep understanding of end-to-end Series 60 integration. Series 60 Competence Centers are required to have extensive mobile industry experience and ability to offer licensees a broad scope of expertise in many areas of a Series 60 phone project. Also, because Competence Centers are capable of dedicating whole engineering teams to Series 60 projects, they are an ideal choice when licensees require more extensive collaboration.

Product Creation Community members are evaluated against stringent qualification criteria. The Product Creation Community, as a whole, is orchestrated to ensure Series 60 licensees can choose from a comprehensive portfolio of world-class expertise. In addition, collaboration with industry-leading experts helps accelerate continual innovation around the Series 60 Platform.