AGENDA

• History • Characteristics • Advantages/ Disadvantages • Popularity

HISTORY
• 1980: Psion founded by David 1998: In June Psion Software Potter. became Symbian. • 1987: Psion begins development 2001 : of its “SIBO”. - The first 'open' Symbian OS phone, the Nokia 9210 Communicator, was devices in • 1989: First EPOC16releasedship June . a primarily 1-bit, keyboardwith -Symbian OS became version operated graphical interface. 6 and 6.1. • 1990: Was founded PDA. 2003: Shipment of Symbian OS 7.0 and 7.0s. • 1996: EPOC32 was created.

2009: Becoming an “open

CHARACTERISTICS
• Integrated multimode mobile telephony • Open application environment • Open standards and interoperability • Multi-tasking • Fully Object-oriented and component based • Flexible user interface design

ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES
• Offering extensive customization options Advantages: and supporting global technology Disadvantage: standards

• Boots in seconds

• No virtual memory • 3G and HSDPA (High Speed Downlink • Packet Access) Optimum memory management
performance
• High resolution support

• Reduced power consumption
• Unlocking youth market demands

• APIs are publicly documented and anyone connectivity software for • Seamlesscan developfor music and Symbian pictures OS

POPULARITY

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