The Symbian Expo is coming up next week on Oct 5th&6th in London. This has caused a lot of new press releases to go out. Sorting through these is amazingly exciting, as I can tell you from first hand experience.
SymbianOne has another preview of Symbian Expo, this time for Red Bend Software, who provides a software and firmware update package optimized for over-the-air transport. They've also previewed EMCC Software for the Symbian Expo. They have the Magpie content delivery system. They have also previewed All About Symbian for the Symbian Expo. We seem to be behind on these previews.
ZI Corporation to unveil Smart texting solutions at Symbian Expo.
ABI research predicts that Symbian's share of the smartphone market could drop to a low of 50% by 2009, with the rest being taken up by Windows Mobile. That's not good news for PalmSource.
Nokia LifeBlog is now out of beta and is officially available as version 1.0 as a trial and commerical product. It works with the Nokia 7610 and given a collaboration with Six Apart may work with MovableType.
MobiLuck is providing the Symbian Expo Networker free of charge. It is designed to allow automatic BT message sending and business card exchange. So now when you walk by a booth, instead of having to swipe a card, you're already done and will be getting their newsletters for years to come. Very cool.
Widget UK announces that the Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard is now available in volume. This is just in time for taking notes on your phone at the Symbian Expo. Just how many Bluetooth devices can be crammed into a conference? Next week will be a good test.
Symbian has ruled out an IPO in the next 12 to 18 months. In reality, they just needed something to give them press this week because almost no one is talking about Symbian.
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