Nokia is to license separate terminal client components and a smartphone software platform to mobile handset manufacturers.
Nokia will offer a number of terminal client components to the industry, including MMS and SMS clients, WAP/XHTML browser and a SyncML-based synchronization engine.
In addition to the new licensing agreement, Nokia recently introduced its Series 60 Platform for mobile devices. The new platform, designed for use with the Symbian OS, will support mobile browsing, multimedia messaging and content downloading, as well as a host of personal information management and telephony applications.
The terminal client components will be open software modules that can be run on a manufacturers’ own operating system, while the Series 60 Platform is intended for integration with Symbian OS mobile devices.
Both the terminal client components and the Series 60 Platform will be open to modifications by licensees.