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." Availability 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 408.441.7110 x104 Symbian Contact: Valerie Breslow Breslow Communications +1 858 337 4217 email@example.com
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