Industry-Leading Series 60 Platform To Use Zi Corporation's eZiText

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Zi Corporation's Text Input Technology Pre-Integrated on Series 60; Easier Texting Now Available on the Leading Smartphone Platform

Zi Corporation, the leading provider of intelligent interface solutions, today announced that its advanced eZiText technology is now pre-integrated and available to Series 60 licensees worldwide.

With this Series 60 Platform announcement, Zi is now pre-integrated on all the major operating system platforms for mobile phones. It further strengthens the profile of Zi's expanding presence in the global wireless market. Series 60 licensees will be able to license eZiText directly from Zi.

Series 60 Platform is developed by Nokia, and it is the world's leading smartphone platform, with millions of devices already in the market. The platform is noted for its data capabilities and extensive feature set.

With the pre-integration of eZiText, licensees of the Series 60 Platform now have the option to use eZiText's core capabilities in all supported languages and benefit from minimal integration effort and faster time-to-market. Through eZiText's robust Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), licensees will also be able to customize and enhance the eZiText input experience to add features or create differentiation. An eZiText Front End Processor (FEP) is also now available to manufacturers through Zi. The FEP is a fully developed user interface that manages the entire text input interface and display of eZiText on the Series 60 Platform.

"Smartphone manufacturers that have chosen the Series 60 Platform can now benefit from Zi's competitive and feature-rich technology quickly and seamlessly," said Mike Donnell, president and CEO of Zi Corporation. "Zi is committed to fully supporting the Series 60 Platform and to extending the benefits of eZiText to smartphone users everywhere."

eZiText functions within all Series 60 applications that require or provision predictive text entry including messaging (SMS and MMS), Web browsing, calendar, phone book, notes and others. End users will benefit from the ease of use and speed benefits of Zi's text input capabilities as a core function of the handset. eZiText is available in and supports over 41 unique language databases.