Two mobile operators additions to Palm Powered Mobile World program
Posted on 23-Feb-2004 21:33
Filed under: News
PalmSource launched Palm Powered Mobile World in Europe and introduced to the program new operator partners, Orange and Telefonica Moviles Espana, alongside new infrastructure partners: Action Engine and Lucent Technologies Mobility Solutions Group.
Working in partnership with operators, infrastructure providers and software developers, Palm Powered Mobile World offers:
Mobile operators the opportunity to collaborate with PalmSource on Palm OS platform development to make it a service-ready platform for Palm Powered smart mobile devices and wireless software applications;
Mobile operators increased revenue opportunities through ready-access to key horizontal and vertical mobile content for Palm Powered devices;
Infrastructure providers technical and marketing support and new distribution channels into the wireless market;
Software developers an additional revenue stream and increased exposure for their wireless applications to mobile operators worldwide
End-users access to an extensive Mobile World catalog of innovative software applications for Palm Powered devices in a user-friendly fashion.
As part of Palm Powered Mobile World, PalmSource collaborates with infrastructure providers to enable an end-to-end solution for Palm Powered smartphones. PalmSource welcomed new infrastructure partners to Palm Powered Mobile World, including Action Engine and Lucent Technologies Mobility Solutions Group.
Orange and Telefonica Moviles Espana joined the marketing initiative that connects mobile operators, infrastructure providers and software developers.
Palmsource bets on the strong global presence of the Orange Group in the mobile market to enable the development of solutions that take advantage of the advanced features of Palm Powered smartphones, such as the palmOne Treo 600.
According to the companies, as a charter mobile operator partner in the Palm Powered Mobile World program, Orange will collaborate with PalmSource in several areas including:
Leveraging the extensive Palm OS developer community for the development and deployment of innovative Palm OS solutions optimized for the Orange network;
Joint-marketing efforts to identify key Palm OS applications based on Orange's target markets and support the distribution of these solutions to Orange customers;
Aligning the Palm OS platform with Orange's roadmap and service offerings to bring cutting-edge Palm Powered smartphones to market.
Existing partners in the Palm Powered Mobile World are Good Technology, Mobilitec, PalmGear, Pinpoint, Pumatech, Research In Motion (RIM), Visto, and WideRay.