Teleca and Trolltech enter strategic partnership to deliver Linux-based mobile phone solutions
Teleca and Trolltech today announced a strategic partnership for accelerating Linux-based mobile phone growth. Teleca and Trolltech will work together to create a joint reference solution, based on Teleca’s Obigo® applications suite and Trolltech’s Qtopia®, and to deliver customisation services related to the solution. The two companies will also engage in joint marketing activities.
The close cooperation between the two technology providers strengthens the position of joint customers in Linux mobile phone markets. According to a June 2005 Gartner Group study, Linux had already garnered the number two position in the smart phone market, outshipping Palm OS, Microsoft Mobile and RIM’s Blackberry. Embedded Linux enables handset manufacturers to customise their device offering while controlling costs. “This partnership reinforces our ability to meet the increasing need of handset manufacturers for customisation and to address the growing number of opportunities in the mobile phone market,” said Haavard Nord, CEO Trolltech. “The integration of Teleca’s Obigo suite and Qtopia offer handset manufacturers a way to bring products to market faster and more cost-effectively.” “Our partnership with Trolltech furthers our strategy of creating innovative, cost-effective solutions,” said Christer Björk, MD at Teleca Sweden South. “Together we can deliver exciting solutions and services that will take our customers one step ahead.” Teleca and Trolltech will be present at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona on 13-16 February. Welcome to Hall 8 stand B31 (Teleca) and Hall 2 stand F26 (Trolltech). For more information please contact: - Martin Ranstorp, Business Unit Manager Mobile Platforms, Teleca Sweden South, mobile: +46-706353251 - Johannes Rudbeck, Investor Relations Manager, Teleca AB, mobile: +46-705825656 - Karen Romer, European PR Manager, Trolltech AS; mobile: +47-95074950 - Candace Locklear, US PR Trolltech, Spark PR; telephone: +1-4153211876