HelloSoft Launches VoIP on Symbian OS

Apr 04, 2007, 01:00 ET from HelloSoft, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- HelloSoft, Inc., a leading
 provider of VoIP Technologies for mobile devices, announced today the
 launch of its VoIP technologies for mobile devices based on Symbian OS(TM).
 Symbian OS is licensed by the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers
 and, to date, over 110 million Symbian smartphones have shipped worldwide
 to over 250 major network operators.
     HelloSoft has taken one of the first of many steps to enable VoIP
 technology globally for the next generation of Symbian smartphones.
 HelloSoft's VoIP technology, HelloDual-Mode(TM), on Symbian OS will allow
 users to experience award winning power-efficient and fully-featured
 multi-mode applications.
     "As VoIP technology is becoming more prevalent in day to day life,
 businesses are not the only ones benefiting from it; more and more
 consumers are turning to VoIP to keep in touch with friends and family from
 their home PCs," said Mike Whittingham, Vice President, ecosystem
 development, Symbian. "HelloDual-Mode on Symbian OS will help handset
 manufacturers bring the VoIP PC experience to mass market mobile phone
 users more easily and in a shorter time frame."
     "With VoIP technologies rapidly changing the mobile device landscape,
 HelloSoft is on the forefront of these technologies by continually
 delivering the most optimized VoIP for mobile devices," said Ron Victor,
 HelloSoft's General Manager of Marketing and Business Development.
 "HelloDual-Mode(TM) now enables handset manufacturers targeting the mass
 market to build multi-mode handsets based on Symbian OS."
     HelloDual-Mode(TM) is available for licensing now from HelloSoft.
     HelloSoft's products can enable mobile device manufacturers to design
 and architect products that are power efficient and provide substantial
 cost benefits. HelloSoft has a range of VoIP and wireless products to meet
 the price and performance needs of multiple high-volume markets, including
 multi-mode devices which enable OEMs, ODMs and semiconductor manufacturers
 to deliver VoIP enabled products with a shorter time to market.
     About HelloSoft
     HelloSoft is the world's leading provider of VoIP Technologies for
 wireline and wireless devices. The company enables mass deployment of
 low-cost, power-efficient, fully-featured multi-mode wireline and wireless
 devices by providing highly optimized RISC-based VoIP software products
 with superior voice quality, QoS, and efficient call switching specifically
 designed for next generation end-points. HelloSoft's VOIP stack enables
 seamless hand-off between cellular and Wi-Fi networks for multi-mode
 handsets. This comprehensive portfolio of award winning VoIP products
 enables OEMs, ODMs and semiconductor manufacturers to deliver VoIP enabled
 products with a short time to market schedule.
     HelloSoft is headquartered in San Jose, California with an R&D facility
 in Hyderabad. HelloSoft's customers include leading technology firms such
 as Toshiba, Wistron NeWeb Corp, Panasonic, NeoMagic, Accton and 5V
 Technologies along with top semiconductor manufacturers Original Device
 Manufacturers (ODMs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) globally.
 HelloSoft's partners include Texas Instruments, Intel, Microsoft and
 Symbian. Please visit www.hellosoft.com
     About Symbian
     Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses
 Symbian OS, the market leading open operating system for advanced,
 data-enabled mobile phones known as smartphones.
     Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world's leading handset
 manufacturers and has built close co-operative business relationships with
 leading companies across the mobile industry. During 2006, 51.7 million
 Symbian smartphones were sold worldwide to over 250 major network
 operators, bringing the total number of Symbian smartphones shipped up to
 31 December 2006 to 110 million.
     Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in
 the United States, England and Asia (India, P.R. China, Korea, and Japan).
 For more information, please visit www.symbian.com .
     HelloSoft, Inc. Contact:
     Rina McCord
     408.441.7110 x104
     Symbian Contact:
     Valerie Breslow
     Breslow Communications
     +1 858 337 4217

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