As the mobile industry migrates from voice-only to robust smartphones, such as those powered by the Series 60 Platform, the requisite advancements in communications, messaging, and application functionality creates unique design challenges and opportunities. Increasingly, mobile terminal manufacturers are turning to collaboration with expert partners to provide innovative, integrated solutions that reduce system cost and enable them to bring products to market more quickly.
The Series 60 Product Creation Community
Since the launch of the Community in 2003, the number of members has grown steadily, which has also enabled further development of the Product Creation Community service offering.

The Product Creation Community was created to accelerate the crucial steps in bringing a Series 60 terminal to market. Series 60 Product Creation Community members can provide:
  • Optimized hardware platform designs
  • Symbian base porting to target hardware
  • Series 60 integration to target hardware
  • Telephony component implementation and integration
  • Integration of Series 60 Platform applications
  • User interface customization
  • Development and integration of new applications
  • Testing and Maintenance
  • Complete phone design
Product Creation Community members are required to meet stringent qualification criteria and have been selected in cooperation with Symbian and Series 60 Licensees. The Product Creation Community, as a whole, is orchestrated to ensure Series 60 Licensees can choose from a comprehensive portfolio of world-class expertise. In addition, collaboration with industry-leading experts helps accelerate continual innovation around the Series 60 Platform.
The Series 60 Product Creation Community includes:
  • Series 60 Contractors: Offer focused expertise on specific technology areas
  • Series 60 Competence Centers: Offer a broader range of capabilities and more extensive resources for larger integration projects
  • Series 60 Boutiques: Offer expertise in complete smartphone design solutions
  • Series 60 Wireless Technology Providers:Offer optimized hardware platforms and hardware-level integration engineering
Series 60 Product Creation Community members can be identified with these logos.
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