November 30, 2005

Trolltech:First Linux VoIP Framework for Handhelds

Martha Jager writes "PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 29, 2005 – Trolltech®, provider of leading technologies that make advanced software faster to build and easier to use, today released Qtopia® Phone Edition 2.2, the first Linux-based Voice over IP (VoIP) software solution for mobile and wireless phones and converged media devices. Qtopia Phone 2.2, the latest version of Trolltech's application platform for Linux devices, also features performance improvements and enhanced user interface, multimedia and internationalization functionality.

Qtopia Phone is the only independent, open software solution for Linux-based devices. It allows designers and manufacturers to develop feature-rich phones and other mobile and wireless devices, while maintaining complete control of branding and the user experience. Today, more than 30 vendors are designing, building or shipping mobile phones built with Qtopia and related Trolltech software for embedded Linux, including Motorola, Cellon, and ZTE.

"Mobile IP telephony opens a new world of services that combine voice and data, and with Qtopia Phone, vendors can now easily build VoIP functionality into Linux-based devices," said Haavard Nord, Trolltech CEO. "Qtopia has been on the front lines of the mobile Linux industry since its beginning, and this latest version demonstrates our continued commitment to meet customer demand and enable the integration of cutting-edge features into Qtopia/Linux devices."

Qtopia Phone 2.2 is a turnkey application platform that lets manufacturers deliver IP telephony on Linux-based devices. It includes a reference integration of an open source VoIP application using session initiation protocol (SIP) and a framework that gives customers flexibility in their choice of SIP stack.

Qtopia Phone 2.2 includes additional updates and new features for the development of feature-packed, differentiated Linux mobile and wireless phones and devices, including:

• Support for dual displays, application transparency and animated graphical user

interface for an improved user experience
• Additional SMS and email functionality for expanded messaging capabilities

• Live MP3 streaming and improved media player performance

• Extended internationalization and language support

For more information about Qtopia Phone 2.2's features and functionality, please go to Qtopia Phone 2.2 is available from Trolltech starting immediately.

About Trolltech

Trolltech technology makes advanced software faster to build and easier to use. The company’s flagship products are Qt, a cross-platform software development framework for the desktop; and Qtopia, a customizable application platform and user interface for embedded Linux products. The creators of the world's most advanced technologies, including Motorola, Skype, Disney and NASA, use Trolltech software to enable their business. Trolltech is a second-generation open source company that supports open source values and methodology in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about Trolltech, please go to"


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