London – The Symbian Foundation, which develops the Symbian
mobile operating system used in Nokia (NYSE: NOK) phones, has received a $31 million
investment from the Artemis Joint Technology Initiative, a program sponsored by
the European Commission.
The funding will go to SYMBEOSE, a consortium created
by the Symbian Foundation that also includes 24 organizations from 8 European
countries, comprising handset makers and other consumer electronics firms,
network operators, universities and research institutions.
Proposed uses for
the investment include the development of new core platform capabilities;
support for cloud computing; and moving Symbian to future mobile platforms and