This is an interesting developing ... another trend toward open platforms.
They want to compete with Windows Mobile, RIM, and Android...
"Nokia said it planned to turn Symbian, founded in 1998, into a foundation
that would make the software available royalty-free to the world's five
largest phone makers - Nokia, Samsung, SonyEricsson, LG Electronics and
Motorola. It would offer the software under the same terms, under a so
called open-source license, to the network operators AT&T Wireless, NTT
DoCoMo of Japan and Vodafone of Britain."
Nokia to Open Access to Mobile Software