The Nokia-built Symbian Foundation family seems to grow bigger by the hour. This time around, it’s Huawei, Visa, ARM, and 9 others that are joining the team in order to get first dibs on the newly open-source Symbian software.
Details are scarce, and it’s a bit intriguing that Visa is joining in (Symbian-powered credit cards, anyone?), but it is said that there are a total of 52 companies planning to join the foundation, including all major mobile phone makers, according to a statement from AT&T.
Nokia is still sticking to schedule and expects to release the very first device powered by the Symbian Foundation’s software by next year, and will promptly follow it up by introducing a new platform by June 2010.
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