17 October 2007
New Symbian Platinum Partner Provides Free Software for SymbianSmartphones, Offering VoIP Calls, Text Messages and Instant Messaging
The Symbian Smartphone Show, London October 17, 2007 EQOCommunications today announced plans to release a native Symbian C++version of its mobile VoIP, text and IM application. EQO (pronouncedecho) is a free mobile application that lets users call anywhere inthe world for rates as low as 1.2p/minute (2.3 cents USD) and alsofeatures inexpensive international text messages and free access topopular instant messaging services, including MSN, AIM, Yahoo!, GoogleTalk, ICQ and Jabber. By developing a Symbian C++ native version ofEQO, Symbian smartphone users can enjoy a faster and more responsivemobile VoIP experience.
EQO also announced today that it has joined the Symbian PlatinumPartner program to engage more closely with Symbian and its ecosystemof leading mobile technology innovators and service providers. Symbiandevelops and licenses Symbian OS, the market leading operating systemfor smartphones. Symbian OS is licensed by the worlds leading mobilephone manufacturers, and to date, over 145 million Symbian smartphoneshave shipped worldwide to over 250 mobile network operators.