New Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone Provides Exclusive Access to Technical Resources
London, UK/Espoo, Finland – Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the global leader in mobility, today launched an early access support program to further assist companies developing applications for the growing global market for Symbian OS(TM)-based smartphones, including the popular Series 60 Platform. The new Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone, created and managed in cooperation with Symbian, will enable advanced developer companies to have leading edge smartphone technology reference material at their fingertips, helping to rapidly create applications for the next generation of devices.
Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone joins two other specialized developer offerings launched earlier this year, the Forum Nokia PRO Enterprise Zone and PRO Network Zone. Forum Nokia PRO, Nokia’s fee-based support program that counts more than 400 of the world’s leading development companies as members, will administer the new program through its Americas, EMEA and Asia regional operations.
Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone members will benefit from reduced development time and costs as a result of close cooperation with Nokia and Symbian. One of the primary advantages of membership is exclusive, early access to regular updates of the latest Symbian OS Library for Application Developers, a newly developed resource containing the most up-to-date Symbian OS API documentation. Beginning today all Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone members will have access to:
– A comprehensive introduction to the latest Symbian OS release
– System overviews
– C++ API Guide – including overviews by subsystems of all key APIs
– Symbian OS Reference – the definitive source of reference information for all Symbian OS C++ APIs
“Series 60 and Series 80 are the fastest growing developer platforms in the Symbian OS-based smartphone market, presenting an enormous opportunity for the community of registered Forum Nokia developers, today more than two million strong,” said Lee Epting, vice president in charge of Forum Nokia. “By working with Symbian to offer intensive support to developers, we can help them to take full advantage of this major opportunity, just as next generation Series 60 devices begin to become available to the mid-level market.”
“The Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone is an exclusive opportunity created by Symbian and Nokia for members of the PRO community to gain access to the new Symbian OS Library for Application Developers online. Forum Nokia PRO members can now license this Symbian OS Library – for free – well ahead of its commercial availability in a mobile phone SDK, which can significantly contribute to reducing their time to market,” said Bruce Carney, Head of Developer Marketing and Services, Symbian.
Access to the Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone is free to Forum Nokia PRO member companies who sign a Symbian Affiliate Program license agreement through the Forum Nokia PRO site with Symbian. The PRO Symbian Zone is part of Nokia’s continued commitment to provide relevant, personalized services for PRO member companies.
Developers interested in the Forum Nokia PRO program and the new specialized support Zones, can receive complete information and access membership applications by visiting, www.forum.nokia.com/pro.
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