Feeds

Potter bullish about Symbian future

Microsoft, it don't scare Psion

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

David Potter, chairman of UK company Psion, said yesterday that the Symbian standard was under no threat from Microsoft's attempt to queer its pitch. Speaking at the Dow Jones CEO forum held in London, Potter said open standards were likely to prevail over proprietary solutions. He said: "With Symbian, we have the technology and the market, but it's a complex world and what matters in the long run is customers. He said that the partners in Symbian had a good opportunity to provide an open standard. "It will be difficult for Microsoft to compete," he said. "They're likely to use PR to undermine our position. But the ball is in Symbian's court to achieve market penetration." He said: "Bill [Gates] can use his money and PR to subvert operation, but the ball is in our court." ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights
Lobbies tetchy MPs 'to end indiscriminate online surveillance'
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM
In the immortal words of Shaggy, it wasn't me us ... amirite?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.