Printed from http://www.electronista.com

HP, MySpace, SanDisk join Symbian Foundation

updated 09:55 am EST, Thu February 12, 2009

HP Joins Symbian Found

Nokia today bolstered the Symbian Foundation with the addition of multiple key new members. HP, MySpace and SanDisk lead the new sign-ons and each have their own different reasons for joining the open-source mobile OS project. HP hopes to improve its support for managing Symbian; MySpace hopes to further refine its MySpace app for the phone throuhg the open code; SanDisk hopes to improve the use of storage for multimedia apps. None of the three has given clues as to how soon products will appear that take advantage of Foundation membership.

Other companies joining the ranks of the Foundation include PowerVR graphics chip maker Imagination as well as Atelier, Gemalto, Mobica, Nanoradio, Omron, Qualcomm, SESCA, VirtualLogix and GPS chip designer SiRF.

The expansion significantly backs Symbian's hardware support and is a partial blow to Microsoft, which has often counted on its alliances with hardware makers for its strategy. HP hasn't given any signs that it plans to switch its iPAQ line to Symbian.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

Thecus N2310 NAS

For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

iRig Pads

When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News