|Symbian today released the following unaudited financial and operational figures for the first quarter ended 31st March 2005:|
- Q1 2005 shipments of phones based on Symbian OS totalled 6.75m (Q1 2004 - 2.40m); year on year growth of more than 180%.
- At the end of Q1 2005, cumulative shipments of Symbian OS phones since Symbian's formation reached 32m phones.
- At the end of Q1 2005, the number of commercially available third party applications for Symbian OS phones had reached 3,804 (end Q1 2004 - 1,962 applications)
- During Q1 2005, nine new phones based on Symbian OS commenced shipping from four licensees, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Nokia.
- As at March 31st 2005, 48 phones were shipping (Q1 2004 - 18 phones) to more than 200 network operators around the world from nine Symbian OS licensees: BenQ, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Sendo, Siemens and Sony Ericsson.
- Of the 48 Symbian OS phones shipping at the end of Q1 2005, 12 were shipping to network operators in Japan and across Europe for use on 3G networks.
- At 3GSM in February, seven new Symbian OS phones were announced by Lenovo, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung and Sendo.
- In February Symbian launched Symbian OS v9, with its enhanced security model and advanced enterprise capabilities. Symbian OS v9 is targeted at higher volume, mid-tier phones for cost-effective network operator deployment of value-added services and content.
- At the end of Q1 2005, 41 phones and variants based on Symbian OS were under development by 11 licensees (see Notes to Editors for definitions) (Q1 2004 - 30 phones and variants under development by 9 licensees).
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