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Symbian Market Strategies, Market Opportunities, and Market Forecasts, 2002 to 2007

  • ID: 34170
  • January 2002
  • Region: Global
  • 280 pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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Creation of a mobile society creates a market-defining role for wireless Internet.Information follows the individual, not the other way around in a mobile society.Symbian is positioned at the forefront of the mobile society, providing open operating system for wireless handsets.

Symbian strategy relates to supporting basic voice communication while combining a data-networking portfolio with video and picture capability.Combined audio, photograph transmission and voice transmission capability permit increased business and leisure productivity.Symbian represents a significant development in wireless network systems because it lets developers create applications that work across multiple wireless handset platforms.Integrated, multiservice, next generation networks are based on Symbian operating systems (OS) capability.

Symbian device dollar markets at $189 million in 2002 are expected to reach $3.4 billion by 2007.As this still represents the early adopter phase of the market, that is a relatively interesting market.$3.4 billion is a respectable market in general, but to be one that has a significant up side market opportunity is very interesting.Symbian represents a razor READ MORE >

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

SYMBIAN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Symbian Market Opportunity ES-1

Market Driving Forces for Symbian ES-1

Wireless Handset Operating System Segments 2007 ES-4

1. SYMBIAN OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET DESCRIPTION

1.1 Symbian OS 1-1

1.1.1 Wireless Protocol And Application En hancements 1-7

1.2 Convergence Opportunities 1-8

1.3 Symbian Joint Venture 1-8

1.4 Open Standards 1-9

1.4.1 EPOC 1-10

1.4.2 W-CDMA 1-10

1.4.3 Open Mobile Architecture Enablers 1-10

1.4.4 Wireless Open Industry Standards 1-11

1.4.5 Motorola Participation In Standards Initiatives 1-12

1.4.6 Matsushita Communication Participation In Standards Initiatives 1-13

1.4.7 NEC 1-13

1.4.8 Nokia 1-14

1.4.9 Samsung 1-14

1.4.10 Sharp 1-15

1.4.11 Siemens 1-15

1.4.12 Sony Ericsson / Sony / Ericsson 1-15

1.4.13 Toshiba 1-16

1.5 3G Handset Definitions 1-17

2. SYMBIAN OS DEVICE MARKET SHARES AND MARKET FORECASTS

2.1 Market Driving Forces for Symbian 2-1

2.1.1 3G Valued Added Services 2-3

2.2 Wireless Communications Market Trends 2-6

2.2.1 Convergence Means That Voice Becomes Data In The Wireless Network 2-6

2.3 Worldwide Wireless Communications Market Driving Forces 2-10

2.3.1 Symbian Go To Market Strategies 2-12

2.3.2 Impact Of Voice Packet Architecture 2-12

2.4 Mobile Device Market Shares 2-13

2.4.1 Symbian OS Market Shares 2-16

2.4.2 Samsung Electronics 2-22

2.4.3 Microsoft in Wireless 2-24

2.4.4 Symbian Shares Source Code 2-24

2.4.5 Mobile Device Market Participants 2-25

2.5 Wireless Handset Market Forecasts 2-27

2.5.1 Symbian Market Forecasts 2-29

2.5.2 Symbian 2-33

2.6 Global Wireless Penetration 2-34

2.6.1 Global Wireless Subscriber Regional Analysis 2-36

2.7 Symbian Applications 2-38

2.7.1 Applications And Services 2-41

2.7.2 Short Messaging (SMS) and Instant Messaging (IM) Forecasts 2-41

2.8 Wireless Subscriber Market Forecasts 2-42

2.8.1 Regional Analysis of Prepaid Customers 2-44

2.9 Bluetooth Chip Market 2-46

3. SYMBIAN PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

3.1 Symbian OS Convergence Functions 3-1

3.2 Overview Open Symbian OS phones 3-2

3.2.1 Nokia 7650 3-2

3.2.2 Nokia 9290 Communicator 3-2

3.2.3 Nokia 9210i Communicator 3-3

3.2.4 Nokia 3510i 3-3

3.2.5 Nokia 3650 3-3

3.2.6 Nokia Series 60 3-5

3.2.7 Nokia Series 60 3-7

3.2.8 Symbian Games For The Nokia 9210 Communicator 3-8

3.2.9 Sony Ericsson P800 3-9

3.2.10 Ericsson R380e Smartphone 3-9

3.2.11 Ericsson R380 World Smartphone 3-9

3.2.12 Sony Ericsson 3-10

3.2.13 Ericsson Symbian 3-10

3.2.14 Symbian / Ericsson Mobile Applications Lab 3-10

3.2.15 Sony Ericsson T100 3-11

3.2.16 Sony Ericsson P800 3-11

3.2.17 Motorola Symbian 3-11

3.2.18 Motorola Color Mobile Games 3-11

3.2.19 Motorola and iDEN 3-12

3.2.20 Psion Series 5 mx 3-13

3.2.21 Psion Revo and Revo Plus 3-13

3.2.22 Psion Series 7 and netBook 3-14

3.2.23 Samsung To License Nokia Series 60 Software 3-14

3.2.24 Matsushita and Siemens License Nokia Series 60 3-14

3.2.25 Iomo Series 60 3-15

3.3 Nokia and Siemens Symbian Framework To Work Together 3-16

3.4 Applications And Services 3-17

3.4.1 SMS Message Applications And Services 3-18

3.4.2 Messaging 3-18

3.4.3 Mobile Commerce 3-19

3.5 Entertainment 3-20

3.6 Corporate Applications 3-22

3.7 Symbian Partners 3-24

3.7.1 Intel Symbian OS Data-Enabled Mobile Phone Platform 3-26

3.7.2 Symbian OS and Intel® XScale 3-26

3.7.3 Metrowerks Application Development Suite 3-28

3.7.4 Sonim / Symbian 3-29

3.7.5 Mats ushita 3-30

3.7.6 Real Networks Audio Content From Wired to Wireless Internet 3-30

3.7.7 IBM / Symbian 3-31

3.8 Microsoft 3-33

3.9 Developer Support 3-34

3.9.1 Symbian Developer Network 3-34

3.9.2 Forum Nokia 3-34

3.9.3 Motorola Developer Support Program 3-35

4. SYMBIAN TECHNOLOGY

4.1 Symbian Operating System For Mobile Phones 4-1

4.1.1 MMS 4-1

4.1.2 Ericsson Symbian UIQ User Interface Initiative 4-2

4.2 Symbian Network Positioning 4-5

4.2.1 Network Connectivity 4-7

4.2.2 Flexible Client Thickness 4-8

4.2.3 Rich Client Architecture 4-8

4.2.4 Applications Function Independently of a Continuous Network Connection 4-11

4.3 Mobile Terminal Security Features 4-12

4.4 Technologies Connecting Terminals, Networks, And Applications 4-13

4.4.1 Key Technologies 4-15

4.4.2 Nokia EDGE technology 4-17

4.5 Web Services 4-18

4.5.1 SOAP 4-19

4.5.2 SOAP Framework 4-19

4.5.3 Framework For Developing Web Services 4-19

4.5.4 Apache SOAP 4-20

4.5.5 Load balancer with SSL support 4-21

4.5.6 Points Of Failure 4-21

4.5.7 SOAP Limitations 4-22

4.5.8 SOAP Protocol Uses Multi-Step Process 4-22

4.5.9 Framework Benefits 4-23

4.5.10 SOAP Test Strategies 4-23

4.5.11 SOAP Solutions 4-25

4.5.12 WSDL 4-25

4.5.13 WSDL Service Descriptions 4-26

4.5.14 UDDI Registry 4-27

4.5.15 UDDI Test Registries 4-27

4.5.16 UDDI Distributed Web Service Discovery 4-28

4.5.17 UDDI Consortium 4-29

4.5.18 WS-Inspection Document Extensibility 4-29

4.5.19 Language XSLT 4-30

4.5.20 OASIS 4-31

4.5.21 ebXML 4-32

4.5.22 ebXML and Open Applications Group OAGIS Standards 4-33

4.5.23 Readily Accessible Application-Level Services 4-34

4.6 Mobile Terminal Software Architecture 4-35

4.6.1 Browser Impact On The Mobile Terminal Software 4-36

4.7 Symbian Enhanced Security Features 4-37

4.8 MMS Configuration Issues 4-37

4.8.1 Nokia Photo Exchange 4-38

4.8.2 Games Over I-Mode 4-39

4.8.3 Symbian Digital Rights Management 4-40

4.8.4 Symbian OS Supports Convergence 4-40

4.8.5 UIQ 4-40

4.9 Mobile Operating System Function 4-41

4.9.1 Symbian Magpie Technology 4-42

4.9.2 Symbian OS Kernel 4-42

4.9.3 Symbian OS User Interfaces 4-42

4.9.4 Symbian OS Phone Variations 4-43

4.10 Mozilla 4-43

4.11 Sun and Symbian 4-43

4.11.1 Symbian alliance with Sun 4-44

4.11.2 Wireless Industry Java Technology 4-45

4.12 China Cellphone Radiation Law 4-46

4.13 Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 4-47

4.14 Symbian OS for Palm OS developers 4-49

4.14.1 Symbian and Palm Architectural Similarities 4-51

4.15 Symbian OS architecture 4-52

4.16 Symbian Messaging 4-53

4.17 Symbian Communications APIs 4-54

4.18 Symbian Multitasking System 4-54

4.18.1 Symbian Multithreading And Co -Operative Multitasking 4-55

4.18.2 Multithreading 4-55

4.18.3 Co-operative multitasking 4-55

4.18.4 Asynchronous Message Oriented Middleware 4-57

4.18.5 IBM WebSphere Middleware Messaging Product De Facto Industry Standard 4-58

4.19 GSM Phone With Infrared Modem 4-59

4.20 Symbian Licenses Nokia WAP Browser Technology 4-59

4.21 Texas Instruments Open Multimedia Application Platform 4-60

4.22 Intel® Wireless MMX™ Technology 4-60

4.22.1 Service Intelligent Network Archit ecture 4-63

5. SYMBIAN WIRELESS HEADSET COMPANY PROFILES

5.1 Alcatel 5-1

5.1.1 Alcatel Acquisition Of Astral Point Communications 5-2

5.1.2 Alcatel Customers 5-3

5.1.3 Digitel (Philippines) / Alcatel 5-3

5.1.4 Sichuan Unicom (China) / Alcatel 5-3

5.1.5 Alcatel Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2001 Results 5-3

5.1.6 Response To Economic Decline 5-5

5.1.7 Alcatel Geographical Distribution Of Sales 2001 5-6

5.1.8 Alcatel Segment Analysis 2001 5-7

5.1.9 Business Analysis Of The Second Quarter Carrier Networking 5-11

5.1.10 e-Business 5-12

5.1.11 Alcatel Business Analysis Carrier Networking 5-12

5.1.12 Alcatel Optics 5-13

5.1.13 Alcatel e -Business 5-13

5.1.14 Alcatel Optronics 4th Quarter And Full Year 2001 Results 5-14

5.1.15 Alcatel Optronics 5-14

5.1.16 Alcatel Softswitches 5-15

5.1.17 Alcatel Integration 5-16

5.2 AT&T Wireless 5-17

5.3 Cisco Systems 5-18

5.3.1 Cisco Systems Internet Positioning 5-18

5.3.2 Cisco Net Sales / Revenue 5-19

5.3.3 Stock Repurchase Program Expanded 5-24

5.3.4 Enterprise 5-24

5.3.5 Service Provider 5-25

5.3.6 Commercial 5-27

5.3.7 Cisco Routers 5-29

5.3.8 Cisco Switches 5-30

5.3.9 Cisco Access 5-30

5.3.10 Cisco Service Provider Packet Switching And Routing 5-31

5.3.11 Cisco IOS Software 5-32

5.3.12 Cisco Softswitch 5-33

5.3.13 Cisco Systems / Vida Networks 5-33

5.4 Ericsson 5-34

5.4.1 Ericsson Customers 5-35

5.4.2 Ericsson And Samsung 5-36

5.4.3 Cingular Wireless / Ericsson 5-37

5.4.4 Ericsson CDMA Systems 5-37

5.4.5 WLAN From Ericsson 5-38

5.4.6 Ericsson / Juniper EJN Mobile IP 5-38

5.4.7 Ericsson Revenue 2001 5-39

5.4.8 Ericsson Multi-Service Networks 5-41

5.4.9 Ericsson Internet Applications 5-41

5.5 Intuwave 5-42

5.6 Kuju 5-42

5.7 Macromedia 5-43

5.8 Matsushita Communication Industrial 5-43

5.9 mmO2 5-43

5.10 Motorola 5-44

5.10.1 Motorola China 5-Year Strategy 5-45

5.10.2 Wireless Internet Ecosystem 5-46

5.10.3 Motorola Integrated Communications Solutions 5-47

5.10.4 Motorola Cost Reduction Actions 5-48

5.10.5 Motorola Customers 5-49

5.10.6 Commercial, Government And Industrial Solutions Segment 5-49

5.10.7 Broadband Communications Segment 5-49

5.10.8 Semiconductor Products Segment 5-50

5.10.9 Motorola Revenue 5-51

5.10.10 Motorola 2001 Acquisitions 5-52

5.11 NEC 5-52

5.11.1 NEC Handsets 5-54

5.11.2 NEC Handset Customers 5-55

5.11.3 NEC Third Quarter Revenue Of The Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2002 5-55

5.11.4 NEC Networks Revenue 5-56

5.11.5 NEC Solutions (America) 5-59

5.12 Nokia 5-59

5.12.1 Forum Nokia 5-60

5.12.2 Symbian games for the Nokia 9210 Communicator 5-60

5.12.3 Club Nokia 5-61

5.12.4 Nokia Networks 5-61

5.12.5 Nokia Customers 5-62

5.12.6 Nokia Mobile Phones 5-62

5.12.7 Open Mobile Architecture Initiative 5-64

5.12.8 Nokia Networks 5-64

5.12.9 Nokia Ventures Organization 5-64

5.12.10 Nokia Revenue 5-65

5.12.11 Nokia Results In The Second Quarter Of 2002 5-66

5.12.12 Nokia Broadband DSL 5-67

5.12.13 Nokia / Proximus 5-68

5.12.14 Smart Communications (Philippines) / Nokia 5-69

5.12.15 Nokia Provider Partnerships 5-69

5.12.16 Orange(UK) / Nokia 5-70

5.12.17 Nokia Revenue 5-70

5.12.18 Nokia Acquisitions 5-71

5.12.19 Nokia Joint Initiatives 5-71

5.13 Nortel 5-72

5.13.1 Motorola / Nortel In Wireless Merger Talks 5-72

5.13.2 Nortel Networks / Sprint 5-73

5.13.3 Nortel Networks / Cingular 5-74

5.14 NTT DoCoMo 5-74

5.15 Psion PLC 5-75

5.16 Rage 5-78

5.17 Samsung Electronics 5-78

5.18 Sharp 5-79

5.19 Siemens 5-79

5.19.1 Siemens Information And Communication Networks 5-80

5.19.2 Siemens Corporate 5-80

5.19.3 Reorganization Of Siemens Information And Communication Networks Group 5-81

5.19.4 Siemens Strategic Partnership With Quintus Corporation 5-82

5.19.5 HiPath Procenter Strategy 5-83

5.19.6 HiPath Enterprise Convergence Architecture 5-83

5.19.7 Siemens Surpass 5-83

5.19.8 Siemens Customers 5-84

5.19.9 Siemens Information And Communication Networks 5-85

5.19.10 Siemens U.S. 5-86

5.19.11 Siemens Global Leadership Positions 5-86

5.19.12 Information And Communication Networks (ICN) 5-88

5.19.13 Siemens / Unisphere Solutions / Juniper 5-90

5.19.14 Juniper Acquisition of Unisphere Networks 5-90

5.19.15 Siemens ICN Positioning 5-91

5.19.16 Information And Communication Mobile (ICM) 5-93

5.19.17 Motorola And Siemens 5-94

5.19.18 Siemens Revenue Fiscal 2000 And 2001 5-96

5.20 Sonim 5-97

5.21 Springtoys 5-98

5.22 Sony Ericsson 5-98

5.23 Symantec 5-99

5.24 Symbian 5-99

5.25 Telefonica Moviles 5-100

5.26 Toshiba 5-100

5.27 Vodafone 5-100

6. SYMBIAN RELATED COMPANY PROFILES

6.1 Adobe 6-1

6.2 Agfa 6-1

6.3 ART (Advanced Recognition Technologies) 6-2

6.4 Atelier 6-2

6.5 Borland 6-3

6.6 CellSoft 6-3

6.7 Certicom 6-4

6.8 Emblaze 6-4

6.9 EMCC 6-5

6.10 EMTAC 6-6

6.11 EPSON 6-6

6.12 F-Secure 6-7

6.13 Metrowerks 6-7

6.14 M-Systems 6-8

6.15 Opera Software 6-8

6.16 Orange 6-9

6.17 Picsel Technologies 6-9

6.18 Sun Microsystems 6-10

6.19 Superscape 6-10

6.20 Teleca 6-11

6.21 Texas Instruments 6-12

6.22 UIQ Technology 6-12

6.23 ZOOMON 6-13

6.24 3G LAB 6-14

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