Movial Selected as LG-Nortel Partner to Provide Rich Multimedia Communications Application and Touch Screen Optimized Mobile Browser


MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2010 -- Barcelona, SPAIN – February 16, 2010
– Movial, the company that inspires rich and intuitive Internet experiences, today announced that LG-Nortel, a Korean global telecommunications solution provider has selected the company as its partner to provide its upcoming 4th screen home multimedia tablet device with Movial’s newest IXS (Internet Experience Suite) Browser and Movial Communicator Rich Multimedia Communications application supporting MMTel and RCS (Rich Communications Suite). Attendees at Mobile World Congress will be able to get a preview of the upcoming device at the Qt Development Frameworks Stand 1E44.

According to analysts at ABI Research, the new market segment for media tablets will see four million units shipped this year. By 2015, shipments are forecast to reach about 57 million annually. Movial IXS Browser provides the LG-Nortel device with a touch screen optimized browser user interface and a desktop-like Internet browsing experience. Coupled with Movial Communicator, the LG-Nortel device is enabled for rich communication services including VoIP, Video Calling, Chat and a Presence integrated network address book.

“We are delighted to have been selected by LG-Nortel, a leader in the development of global communications products as a collaborative partner,” said Jari Ala-Ruona, CEO and Co-founder Movial. “In collaboration with LG-Nortel, we designed the browser to be the most user friendly and efficient with a clean, uncluttered, highly useful and usable interface. Movial Communicator provides a truly delightful and intuitive experience that is the latest in integrated rich multimedia communications.”

“In this nascent market, it was critical that we partner with a company that has a solid reputation for mobile user experience design excellence,” said JD An, Vice President of LG-Nortel. “We selected Movial as our browser and Rich Communications application partner because they understand the need for an elegant browsing experience and how to bring rich unified communications to 4th screen IP communication devices.”

To see the home multimedia tablet device demo please visit the Qt Development Frameworks Stand 1E44 at Mobile World Congress. To schedule a media or analyst briefing or for further inquiries, please contact Ilona Mohacsi at (631) 764-3729, or via e-mail at ilona@abelsongroup.com.

Movial is globally recognized for its user experience design expertise and long-term experience in creating and working with different Linux platforms on embedded devices. Device manufacturers and operators have come to rely on Movial’s creative and custom Systems Integration services to help increase ROI, streamline, and speed product development utilizing open Linux platforms and ready-to-use applications. A pioneer in mobile Linux-based solutions, Movial harnesses its extensive understanding of mobile user behavior to design personalized user experiences, from device concept and interface design, to systems integration, third-party application integration, and product maintenance and support. The company is a regular contributor to the Open Source community and recognized around the world for its Scratchbox and D-Bus Bridge code that it has released to the Mobile Linux Community.

About Movial
Movial inspires rich, intuitive Internet experiences for companies embracing transformational technologies. Leveraging its deep expertise in Internet, Linux and mobile devices, Movial seamlessly enables its customers to deliver richer user experiences to millions of people on PCs and on mobile devices. Movial's device creation, Internet communications applications and design for digital services are generating revenue for industry leaders like ARM, Ericsson, LG-Nortel, Nokia, Orange, Telefónica, and Optimus. By delivering highly intuitive and compelling user experiences, Movial has become the trusted source for enriching the way people interact every day. For more information, visit http://www.movial.com.

About LG-Nortel
LG-Nortel is a joint venture of LG Electronics and Nortel. Established in 2005, LG-Nortel provides leading edge telecommunications equipment and network solutions, spanning wired and wireless technologies, to service provider and enterprise customers in Korea and around the world. LG-Nortel is also actively developing next generation solutions for global markets, with over 750 skilled R&D engineers currently focused on wireless broadband technology evolution and the development of powerful new product lines. For more information on LG-Nortel, visit http://www.lg-nortel.com.

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Media Contacts
Abelson Group for Movial
Ilona Mohacsi
+1 631.764.3729
ilona@abelsongroup.com

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