UIQ Independence

uiqtech.gifIt’s interesting that UIQ hasn’t been absorbed into Sony Ericsson since it was acquired a few months ago.

In fact, a recent article on Mobile Europe suggests the exact oppose will happen…

"…So we set up UIQ as a separate company, which at the moment is owned by Sony Ericsson, but we absolutely do not expect to keep it that way.”

The article goes on to say…

"UIQ had suffered within Symbian – for various reasons it had not had enough investment inside Symbian”

From a development perspective, UIQ has suffered recently with features such as on device debugging and the carbide.c++ UI designer arriving much later than for S60. Let’s hope UIQ’s independence and future ownership will help drive through developer tools equal, if not better, to those provided for S60.