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October 2, 2008

Symbian S60 5th edition rolls out

LONDON, England – Not only have we been treated to Comes With Music and
a brand new handset, but Symbian is getting in on the act as well with a new edition of S60.

The new software packs a host of new features including support for a range of sensor related technologies including touch and tactile feedback.

Widescreen mode opens up screen options (see the first S60 5th edition device, the 5800 XpressMusic’s wide screen as an example) whilst support for enhanced resolutions should make a big difference too.

When it comes to browsing the new edition supports Flash Lite 3 for full desktop-quality browsing with the Web Browser for S60. Additional touch controls give fast and easy access to the Web with a range of options on offer.

The new edition also supports a wide range of sensors including accelerometers, so you can flip the phone over to silence it, and touch for improved navigation.

New image and video editors make the whole imaging experience better with more advance features now on board including red eye reduction, image cropping and text controls for still images and improved editing functionality for moving images.

Widgets too get greater support and can now tap into your calendar, contacts, GPS, messaging, audio and video to create a wider range of applications and functionality. We’re pretty excited about these.

If that wasn’t enough, we can also expect to see more applications as there’s increased developer support built into this latest edition of S60.

All told, some pretty exciting stuff.