Microvision Drives Development of Bar Code Scanning for Symbian OS

Microvision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), the world leader in the development of scanned beam high-resolution displays and imaging systems, today announced that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Partner Program to support the growing market for Symbian OS(TM). As a Platinum Partner, Microvision is extending its Flic Cordless Laser Bar Code Scanner product to the Symbian ecosystem, to promote the development of feature-rich commercial bar code reading applications for Symbian OS.

Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market leading open operating system that powers today’s most popular smartphones. Symbian OS is licensed by the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers and to date, over 83 million Symbian smartphones have shipped worldwide to over 250 major mobile network operators.

“With the rapid uptake of smartphones worldwide, businesses of all sizes, including large enterprises, are seeking ways to mobilize their field workers to improve productivity,” said Jerry Panagrossi, vice president of US operations, Symbian. “One way businesses are achieving this objective is by turning to bar code data capture on mobile devices running field service, route accounting, sales force and inventory management applications that utilize mobile operators’ data networks. We are delighted to welcome Microvision to the Symbian Platinum Partner Program, bringing their Flic Cordless Bar Code Scanning Technology to Symbian smartphones worldwide.”

“This partnership increases awareness of the simple and affordable Flic Cordless Laser Bar Code scanner with the worldwide development community targeting Symbian OS. This is consistent with our strategy of enabling affordable mobile data collection across platforms,” said Ian Brown, Microvision’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we extend our mobile bar code scanner product line into the Symbian OS ecosystem and expand our relationships with application developers, smartphone manufacturers and mobile operators.”

About Microvision, Inc.
Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., Microvision, Inc. is the world leader in the development of high-resolution displays and imaging systems based on the company’s proprietary silicon micro-mirror technology. The company’s technology enables solutions and products in a broad range of industrial, consumer, military, and medical applications. For more information about bar code products, please go online.

About Symbian Ltd.
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market leading open operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones, also 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 H1 2006, 24 million Symbian OS phones were sold worldwide to over 250 major network operators, bringing the total number of Symbian OS phones shipped to 82.8 million. Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in the United States, Europe (England and Sweden (UIQ Technology AB)), Israel and Asia (India, P.R. China, Korea, and Japan).