UIQ 3.1 Extends Softkey Configuration for Mobile Phones

UIQ Technology announces the availability of UIQ 3.1, an extension of UIQ 3, the open software platform and user interface based on Symbian OS. UIQ 3.1 further extends configuration options when creating new mobile phones and provides added benefits in both usability and flexibility.

UIQ 3.1, based on Symbian OS v9.2, extends the softkey configuration options in UIQ 3 and provides functions that facilitate multitasking, making it easier to navigate between applications. UIQ 3.1 also supports scalable vector graphics that will give mobile phone manufacturers further options when creating mobile phones with a rich user experience.

“UIQ 3.1 is developed in order to further expand and broaden the options for phone manufacturers to create attractive mobile phones for different market segments,” says Peter Molin, VP Product Management at UIQ Technology. “With the aim to extend UIQ smartphones into the mass-market, UIQ Technology’s focus is to ensure that UIQ provides maximum options for phone manufacturers to customize their phones.”

A UIQ 3.1 SDK (software development kit) for Symbian OS will be available shortly.

UIQ on Symbian OS is a software platform that offers the framework and the tools to innovate and create an entire portfolio of highly diversified phones for different user segments – all based on a single codeline. This means that mobile phone manufacturers, UIQ partners and independent developers can create software that serves all UIQ phones regardless of form factor and branding.

About UIQ Technology
Founded in Sweden, UIQ Technology is an independent company serving the global telecom market. UIQ Technology creates and licenses the open software platform, UIQ, to leading mobile phone manufacturers. The flexible and customizable user interface and development platform is pre-integrated and tested with Symbian OS, the leading industry standard operating system for smartphones.