PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Trolltech, a provider of leading application development software, today announced that it has released Qtopia version 2.1, a major upgrade to its award-winning development platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile devices.
New features in Qtopia 2.1 include touch-screen phone support, full-screen handwriting input and new phone themes to extend customers' flexibility and options for developing customized, full-featured Linux-based mobile devices.
With the added touch-screen support, Qtopia is the only feature phone software that supports the two primary types of input, touch-screen and key-based, with one software package.
"Qtopia meets the strong demand by mobile device manufacturers and service providers to create truly innovative products in which they maintain control of their branding and user interface," said Haavard Nord, CEO of Trolltech. "Qtopia version 2.1 extends the innate customizability of Qtopia with many new design options, while also adding important features for improved usability and performance. With Qtopia 2.1, manufacturers can create devices that deliver virtually any communication and computing functionality, all on an open, device-independent platform."
Qtopia is a complete, customizable development platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile devices. Qtopia extends the flexibility and cost-savings benefits of Linux, serving as an alternative to proprietary platforms. Qtopia is currently available in two versions: Qtopia Phone Edition (Qtopia Phone), for Linux-based mobile phones, and Qtopia PDA Edition (Qtopia PDA), for personal digital assistants.
Qtopia version 2.1 extends Qtopia's flexibility with significant new functionality for creating innovative, differentiated Linux-based devices, including:
For a complete list of Qtopia 2.1 features, please go to the Trolltech Web site.
Qtopia's position as the leading development platform for Linux-based mobile devices continues to strengthen. In separate press releases today, Trolltech announced that Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co., Ltd. (Datang Mobile) has chosen Qtopia Phone as the software for its upcoming Linux-based mobile phone reference platform, and that Trolltech embedded Linux software provides the software underpinning for two new Motorola handsets: the Motorola E680 and A780.
Qtopia is used in mobile devices from some of the world??™s largest companies, including Sharp and IBM, and has also been chosen for Yuhua TelTech's upcoming Normandy mobile phone.
In addition, Qtopia now supports Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI) OMAP processor for wireless devices.
Trolltech provides leading software for cross-platform application development on the desktop and for embedded Linux environments. The company's flagship products are Qt, a cross-platform software development framework for the desktop; and Qtopia, a customizable application platform and user interface for Linux-based consumer devices. Trolltech software is the foundation for thousands of leading products worldwide, many from Global 2000 companies. Trolltech is a second-generation open source company, with dual licensing that supports open source values and methodology in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about Trolltech, please go to http://www.trolltech.com.
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