|January 31, 2000|
MOTOROLA AND PSION AGREE JOINT DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE FOR WIRELESS INFORMATION DEVICES
|Psion PLC and Motorola, Inc. today announce that they have signed an agreement to co-develop a range of mobile Internet access devices based on the next generation of Symbian technology. Under the terms of this agreement, Motorola and Psion will jointly design and develop Wireless Information Devices for use on cellular networks in European, North American, Asian and other markets worldwide.|
A joint development team has been fully staffed and development of the first product is progressing well. The companies anticipate a worldwide launch for this product during the first half of 2001. The product will have integrated voice and data capabilities and is designed to put the Internet in the user's pocket.
Products developed under this non-exclusive agreement will be marketed separately by Motorola and Psion. Jointly developed products will share a common Symbian technology platform and will carry the logos of both companies.
David Levin, Psion's CEO, said : "This agreement brings together Psion'smobile computing experience and expertise with Motorola's industry-leading cellular technology and global marketing muscle to develop world-beating products based on Symbian technology. This agreement is a strong endorsement for Symbian and represents a great step forward for Psion; it demonstrates Psion is shaping the future of mobile Internet."
Frank Lloyd, Motorola, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Strategy & Business Development said : "We are delighted to be working with Psion, one of the founders of Symbian, to develop innovative wireless products for the mobile professional. With Psion's mobile computing experience and Motorola's leading edge wireless technology we will be able to offer powerful and desirable wireless mobile Internet products."