(Fornebu, 27 November 2009) Fighting off stiff competition from 15
other companies, mBricks came out as this year's winner of the
Telenor Partner Prize and NOK 100,000. In collaboration with
SuperOffice, mBricks developed an ideal solution for providing PC
solutions on mobiles.
This is the first time that Telenor has awarded the partner prize.
"Telenor wants to stimulate innovation of new solutions and services.
This prize was established in order to highlight particularly
successful solutions created by our partners. We hope that the prize
will stimulate continued collaboration and growth with our partners,"
explains Abraham Foss, Head of Business Markets at Telenor Norway.
In the partner competition, mBricks put forward a framework for the
development of applications for mobile phones and demonstrated the
use of the framework with a solution that it had developed with
SuperOffice. mBricks' technology is designed to enable PC solutions
to be provided on mobiles. The technology helps developers to create
a single application that can be used on the great majority of
mobiles phones, with a very good user interface, and that makes use
of the mobile's various resources, such as its camera, memory and
"We are very grateful for the recognition that the jury has given
mBricks with this prize. We are now looking forward to continuing our
exciting collaboration with Telenor in order to realise our common
goal of making our companies' PC solutions available on ordinary
mobile phones, both in Norway and internationally," mBricks' CEO
Svein Therkelsen says. "Telenor is one of the leading operators that
both stimulates innovative solutions and, very importantly, actually
implements new technology for its customers. We value our
collaboration with Telenor highly and we are making every effort to
continue to develop technical solutions that will provide
user-friendly services for its customers," Therkelsen continues.
"With mBricks' technology, developers can create a solution that
functions across all mobile phones that can operate Java, and in so
doing to reach the great majority of mobile users," says Frank Elter,
who heads up the jury at Telenor. Elter believes that mBricks'
development platform will stimulate the development of advanced
mobility solutions. The collaboration with SuperOffice shows that
such solutions are now commercially mature. Developers can focus on a
single platform instead of producing adapted solutions for the great
variety of different types of phones. The solution also has a
potential for internationalisation. "The jury believes that this
solution will enable a great many companies and users to benefit from
mobile solutions both in Norway and internationally," Elter says.
The Telenor jury consisted of Stein Tømmer, Pål Normann Johannsen,
Hans Christian Hauglie and its foreman Frank Elter.
For further information:
Frank Elter, Director of Business Development at Telenor Norway, tel.
Svein Therkelsen, CEO of mBricks; tel. +47 90125826
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