Openwave and Trolltech Collaborate on Linux-Based Development Platform

Posted by grouch on Aug 15, 2006 5:26 PM EDT
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Openwave's Leading Client Software to be Ported Onto Trolltech's Qtopia(TM) Platform and Offered to Handset Manufacturers Developing Linux Handsets

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV), the leading provider of open software products and services for the communications industry, and Trolltech(R), the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use, today announced an agreement to port Openwave client software onto Trolltech's Qtopia Phone Edition Series 4. The Openwave technologies include the Openwave(R) Mobile Browser, Mercury Edition and Openwave(R) Mobile Integrated Dynamic Application System (MIDAS), a user experience engine.

Openwave's latest client products will be offered to handset manufacturers on the Qtopia platform, offering the ability to quickly deploy dynamic, Internet-enabled devices on the leading Linux-based application platform. Qtopia is an application platform for efficiently building virtually any type of Linux-based device, accelerating development across device types.

"Carriers are increasingly looking to open platform devices to help them decrease time-to-market for new handsets and to create innovative applications," said Benoit Schillings, CTO, Trolltech. "As the functionality and complexity of mass market phones expands, Trolltech's open family of products provides handset manufacturers with the freedom to easily customize the user experience."

"The benefits of open source handsets are twofold -- not only do they enable the latest handsets to get to market faster, they make it much easier for application developers to port new capabilities across a wide array of devices," said Olivier Bartholot, head of the client business unit, Openwave. "We are closely aligned with Trolltech in our shared commitment to open source innovation. Trolltech's Qtopia platform, coupled with Openwave's MIDAS engine and Mercury edition browser, provides carriers, handset manufacturers and developers an unparalleled amount of freedom to create and customize the user experience."

Together, the Openwave Mobile Browser, Mercury Edition and Openwave MIDAS user experience engine comprise the Openwave Mobile Phone Suite. MIDAS enables the creation, customization and deployment of powerful new applications and interfaces for mass market mobile phones. Openwave's high performance Mobile Browser, Mercury Edition is designed to produce the industry's fastest performance, enabling access to rich Web content and services. It is script-enabled and AJAX capable and offers wide screen, map, and zoom display modes that greatly improve web page readability.

More than one billion handsets with Openwave software have been shipped. In addition, 51 device manufacturers have licensed the Openwave Mobile Browser.

Openwave's messaging, location, browsing and content services span networks and devices. Today, Openwave software is used by more than 100 mobile operators, broadband providers and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) to enable access to data services for more than 500 million consumers around the world.

About Openwave Systems

Openwave Systems Inc. is the leading independent provider of open software solutions for the communications and media industry. Openwave software solutions are designed to enable customers to accelerate ARPU by rapidly launching value-added communication, information and entertainment services across networks and devices, and comprise a broad range of solutions including content delivery, messaging, music, video, and location. Openwave is a global company headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information please visit

About Trolltech

Trolltech(R) is the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use. Trolltech's magic inspires software innovation and drives improved usability. The magic is the combination of efficient software development with an innovative, high-quality user experience. Trolltech's software increases the appeal of our customer's desktop applications and devices while reducing their risks and software development costs. Trolltech's technologies accelerate the evolution of software by unleashing the creative power of the developer.

The company's family of products include Qt(R), which sets the standard for high-performance, cross-platform software development; and Qtopia(R), the unrivaled application platform for the efficient creation of Linux devices. Trolltech software is the foundation for thousands of leading products worldwide, many from Global 2000 companies. Trolltech is a second-generation open source company, with a dual licensing business model that supports open source values and methodology in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about Trolltech, please visit .

NOTE: Openwave and the Openwave logo are trademarks of Openwave Systems Inc. Trolltech, Qt and Qtopia are registered trademarks of Trolltech ASA. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

For more information please contact:

Openwave Systems Inc.

Vikki Herrera

Public Relations

Tel: 650-480-6753

Trolltech Inc.

Candace Locklear, SparkPR

Tel: 415 321-1876

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