Smartphone technology centre opens in Cambridge -

Smartphone technology centre opens in Cambridge

LONDON — Norwegian communications technology developer, Birdstep Technology, which has facilities in Oslo and in Seattle, is to open a new technology centre in Cambridge to concentrate on Symbian platform developments for SmartPhone manufacturers.

Jørgen Bredesen, CEO of Birdstep Technology, said, “We have been informing the market of our intention to enter the SmartPhone segment for some time now. By opening an office in Cambridge we will be able to focus on this market and establish an engineering team, with four experts having Symbian platform expertise, by July 1st 2004.”

“Birdstep has a well proven track record within Mobile IP. Our current solution, based on Windows, is already appealing to relevant manufacturers of devices. In addition, it is built on a solid foundation that can run on other operating systems, such as Symbian,” says Stefano Holguin, VP Product Marketing Wireless.

Thomas Horsten joins from Symbian Software to lead the technology center. At Symbian he was head of base porting and has worked on various projects with terminal manufacturers helping them to adapt the Symbian reference platform to their particular Symbian device.

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