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S60

(Series 60)

A major platform for smartphones. Based on the Symbian operating system, S60 provides a standardized interface, and a standardized platform for developers to create advanced applications for phones.

S60 was originally developed as "Series 60" by Nokia. Nokia uses S0 for its own smartphones, and also licenses the platform to other phone manufacturers, such as Siemens and Samsung.

As with other major smartphone platforms, S60 requires a large color display, a powerful processor chip, a large amount of memory for storing applications and content, (usually expandable with memory cards,) and a standard set of keys for input and control.

S60 phones can run applications and games written for the platform, as well as Java applications and games.

Unlike PDA-based platforms and certain other Symbian-based platforms, S60 does not require a touch screen or pen input, although touch-screen support is being worked on for future versions of S60.

See: Symbian

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