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SPB Software brings its SPB Mobile Shell for Symbian to Sony Ericsson's Vivaz(TM) and Vivaz pro(TM)

September 07th, 2010 – SPB Software, a leading mobile software developer announces that Sony Ericsson's Vivaz™ and Vivaz pro™ come bundled with customized SPB Mobile Shell user interface in APAC region. As part of the strategic partnership between Sony Ericsson and SPB Software, SPB offered the unique version of SPB Mobile Shell optimized for Vivaz™ and Vivaz pro™ devices. The powerful combination of the most widespread and time-proven platform with SPB Mobile Shell – best-in-class finger-oriented user interface – will allow users to enjoy their innovative and feature rich Vivaz™/Vivaz pro™ smartphones.

SPB Software has already worked on several successful projects in collaboration with Sony Ericsson pre-installing SPB Mobile Shell to Xperia™ X1, Xperia™ X2 and Sony Ericsson Aspen™. Developing 3D UI for Vivaz™ and Vivaz pro™ in cooperation with Sony Ericsson SPB Software for the first time bundled its highly customizable user interface solution with Symbian OS devices.

"The new software solution will give our Vivaz™ and Vivaz pro™ users the opportunity to customise their handsets according to their needs in order to make the devices truly their own," said Peter Ang, Vice President, Marketing, Asia Pacific region, Sony Ericsson. "Users will continue to benefit from the Symbian platform, personalising their entertainment experience by accessing great third-party applications online through the Symbian developer community".

SPB Mobile Shell is a software solution that brings unique, customizable user interface to touchscreen devices. Its finger-friendly menus, multiple screens and widgets, integrated weather forecasts and a 3D carousel with special eye-catching visual effects make the manipulation with the device as interactive, easy and convenient as possible. SPB Mobile Shell solution offers great flexibility in customization and provides users with simple and fast access to all device functions without any damage to built-in system features or other third-party software.

"Sony Ericsson's Vivaz™/Vivaz pro™ is a modern device for active and energetic people. We customized SPB Mobile Shell for Vivaz™/Vivaz pro™ to allow users to use their handsets on a new level so that they could easily operate their device, enjoying its fresh look and fresh usability. We wanted to keep Sony Ericsson users going with the times", – said Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, CEO of SPB.

Further Information

SPB Mobile Shell for Symbian product page
SPB Software for Phone Makers, Wireless Carriers and Content Owners
Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ page
Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro™ page

About Sony Ericsson (www.sonyericsson.com)

Sony Ericsson is a 50:50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson established in October 2001, with global corporate functions located in London and operations in all major markets. Sony Ericsson vision is to become the industry leader in Communication Entertainment; where new styles of communicating through the internet and social media, become entertainment. Sony Ericsson offers exciting consumer experiences through phones, accessories, content and applications.

About SPB Software (www.spb.com)

SPB is a leading brand in mobile software, standing for a unique line of popular consumer products and partnerships with the world's most innovative handset makers and wireless carriers. SPB's software solutions deliver richer smartphone experiences and enable subscribers to do more with their mobile data connections. SPB Software is the maker of the world's single number one best-selling mobile application – SPB Brain Evolution. For more information, please visit www.spb.com.

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Media contact:
Jenny Pyatko

SPB Software invites members of the media to get familiar with the application by claiming their complimentary copy of SPB Mobile Shell for Symbian through contacting Jenny Pyatko at pr@spb.com.