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Dolby Laboratories Brings Rich Audio Experiences to Symbian OS Smartphones


Las Vegas, - Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and Symbian Limited today confirmed that Dolby Laboratories has joined the Symbian Platinum Partner Program, offering Dolby® Mobile for Symbian OSTM. This new solution enables rich and vibrant surround sound from various types of mobile entertainment content, including music, movies, television, and games, to Symbian smartphone users around the world.

Dolby Mobile offers Symbian licensees the ability to differentiate their multimedia-focused products even further by offering a more immersive audio experience on the go. The first mobile phones featuring Dolby Mobile technology are already available in Japan.

“Symbian OS is a robust, open mobile operating system which is widely used around the world by some of the leading handset vendors,” said Max Taylor, Marketing Director, Mobile Business, Dolby Laboratories. “Being part of the Platinum Partner Program allows Dolby to work closely with Symbian to ensure that consumers can quickly and easily enjoy the Dolby Mobile audio on Symbian smartphones.”

Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market-leading open operating system for mobile phones that is licensed by many of the world’s leading handset manufacturers. To date, over 200 million mobile phones based on Symbian OS have shipped worldwide to over 250 mobile network operators.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance, capabilities, and impact of Dolby Mobile technologies in general, the anticipated or potential benefits that smartphone users and device makers may derive from these technologies, the timing of the inclusion of Dolby Mobile technologies on Symbian OS and mobile devices, and the potential growth of the Symbian ecosystem, are “forward-looking statements” that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. The following important factors, without limitation, could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements: risks that Dolby Mobile technologies may not perform as anticipated; risks associated with building market acceptance for digital audio technologies in the mobile device market in general and Dolby Mobile in particular; risks that the Symbian ecosystem may not grow at its historical pace and that device manufacturers may not include Dolby Mobile on Symbian smartphones in a timely manner or at all; competition in the market for digital audio technologies; rapid changes in technical requirements for digital audio technologies in general and for the mobile device market in particular; the development of the market for mobile device entertainment; and other risks detailed in Dolby’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including the risks identified under the section captioned “Risk Factors” in its most recent Periodic Report on Form 10-Q or 10-K. Dolby disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Symbian OS is a trademark of Symbian. S08/19490 DLB-G


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