Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 23:10 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Under an initiative sponsored by the European Commission, the Symbian platform was this week endorsed by the Artemis Joint Technology Initiative and specifically identified as a unique technology that is a vital focus for European-centric mobile software development. As a result, a total investment of over EUR 22 million has been committed to the development of next generation technologies for the Symbian platform. This development project is being led by the Symbian Foundation as part of a consortium of major European technology organisations. The consortium is made up of 24 organisations from 8 European countries, comprising major mobile device manufacturers, hardware and service integration professional services, major consumer electronics companies, mobile network operators, application developers, universities and research institutions."
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What it covers
by Moochman on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 20:09 UTC
Moochman
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Here is a nice article that summarizes what this funding covers:

http://www.unwiredview.com/2010/11/02/explaining-symbeose-symbian-e...

Interesting to note, it is mostly low-level stuff, not user-facing stuff. So it really is about investing in the technology to fund long-term goals, and not as much in the consumer-facing platform....

One slight correction to the title: the EU is only contributing 11 Million, the SYMBEOSE consortium is contributing the other half. Also interesting to note here is that ST Ericsson is one of the SYMBEOSE members--interesting because Sony Ericsson recently announced they were dropping Symbian on their phones....

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