Nokia today announced a new edition of Series 60, the most widely used smartphone platform in the world. Series 60 Third Edition’s new features focus on enhanced multimedia and enterprise functionality.
The Series 60 Third Edition, which runs on Symbian OS 9.0, will be available for licensees in mid-2005.
The upcoming version of this platform will offer a new music player, more functionality for rich media content, USB mass memory storage, and high-quality multimedia rendering.
The new music player will offer seamless and easy-to-use music downloading with personalized themes and skins. The OMA Digital Rights Management (DRM) 2.0 brings enhanced usability to rich media content and simultaneously provides high-security content protection.
Future smartphones based on the new edition can function as a USB memory stick. This way, music can be easily and quickly transferred from PC to mobile.
The new security framework will offer better protection for business critical data and provide a more secure application development and business environment.
Third Edition will also include significant improvements in many business critical platform features, such as the calendar, synchronization, and device management.
Of course, Series 60 Third Edition will also include the features and functions of the previous editions, including multi-radio, extensive application suite, scalable UI, and high-resolution screen support.
“The Series 60 Third Edition significantly enforces our strategy to support smartphone evolution towards different segments of the consumer mass market and enterprise. There will be a clear move towards multiple device segments where different user and market needs will drive the development. Enterprise and business or imaging, music, video and games focused smartphones require a robust, configurable software platform with a comprehensive number of new features,” said Antti Vasara, Vice President, Mobile Software Sales and Marketing, Nokia.
More information is available on Nokia’s web site.
This announcement was made at the 3GSM World Congress, going on now in Cannes, France.