Ventures News: PacketVideo Mobilemedia technology powers Applications in Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone
San Diego, CA - 3.5.2003
PacketVideo Corporation today announced that it has provided the multimedia functionality embedded in the Sony Ericsson P800 smartphone, based on Symbian OS (operating system). PacketVideo built the advanced multimedia applications being shipped in production models of the P800, including pvPlayer for 3GPP-compliant video streaming and playback, digital camera image capture and image viewer, and audio player supporting MP3 and other leading audio formats.
Our mission is to deliver breakthrough mobilemedia products of the highest quality, said Dr. James Brailean, chief executive officer of PacketVideo. We are proud to provide PacketVideos technological innovation and embedded expertise to the Sony Ericsson P800. It is another excellent Symbian-based phone that uses our products to enable mobile users to create, receive and manage compelling multimedia messaging, information, and entertainment services.
The Sony Ericsson P800 will change the way people communicate and help create new ways of expression and interaction, said Rikko Sakaguchi, Corporate Vice President of Content and Application Alliances at Sony Ericsson. The video, imaging, and audio capabilities included in the P800 and provided by PacketVideo make the P800 the ideal phone for mobile operators planning to launch innovative new multimedia communications services.
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications has licensed PacketVideos 3GPP- compliant mobilemedia software, including pvPlayer, which enables video streaming and download of the highest quality MPEG-4 content. The P800, built on Symbian OS v7.0 and the UIQ user interface, is a full-featured camera phone and PDA organizer with a large color touch-screen, and is compatible with PacketVideos pv3 Mobilemedia System.
The inclusion of PacketVideos winning applications on the P800 vividly illustrates a decisive trend which is driving the creation of a mass market for advanced mobile phones, said David Wood, Executive Vice President, Partnering, Symbian. We will see increasing results from innovative third party technology companies who develop on Symbian OS and work closely with Symbian licensees to produce the best phones in the market.
At the recent 3GSM World Congress show in Cannes, France, PacketVideo demonstrated new live camera and music services which take advantage of the multimedia applications embedded into the P800.
PacketVideo is the worlds leading provider of carrier class mobilemedia software. PacketVideos standards-based software products enable the creation and distribution of one- and two-way video, high-quality audio, animation and rich graphics over wireless networks to mobile devices such as phones and PDAs. PacketVideos pv3 Mobilemedia System, including pvAuthor 3, pvPlayer3, pvServer3, and pvCamcorder, delivers the highest quality media experience possible in every mobile environment. PacketVideos mobilemedia products enhance communication, productivity, security, information and entertainment, enabling the delivery of an enriching and productive mobile experience. For more information, visit www.pv.com
PacketVideos investors include AOL Time Warner (NYSE: AOL), Comverse Technology (Nasdaq: CMVT), Credit Suisse First Boston, GE Equity (NYSE: GE), Infineon Technologies (NYSE: IFX), Intel Capital (Nasdaq: INTC), Kyocera (NYSE: KYO), Motorola (NYSE: MOT), Philips (NYSE: PHG), QUALCOMM (Nasdaq: QCOM), Siemens Mustang Ventures, SAIC, Sony Corporation of America (NYSE: SNE), Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), and others.