You may be asking yourself, “what’s a Symbian?” Well, if you have a non-smartphone, chances are that Symbian is the software that makes your phone work. So your Motorola Krazr, Nokia phone, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG phone etc most likely is a Symbian phone.
Although Symbian does work for smartphones too in pockets the more ubiquitous smartphone operating systems are BlackBerry OS (RIM), Android (Google), and iPhoneOS (Apple).
According to this article from Mashable Samsung will be terminating its support for Symbian devices. That’s a big loss in support for Symbian since Samsung is a major cellphone manufacturer, however the fact remains that abour 41% of the overall population of cell phone users have a Symbian phone.
MobileTREC SafeKidZone took this into account when we created our Mobile Personal Security Solution so we made sure that SafeKidZone supports Symbian. Symbian users are able to enjoy most of the functionality of SafeKidZone already, with the exception of real time GPS tracking. You can still get 24×7 call center help and fill out a profile with a portrait for 911 to get if you’re ever in trouble, so they can still find you faster as our Safety Passport still saves a lot of the time that could be taken up by having to describe how a person looks over the phone.
We think GPS is an important function for all mobile phones to have and it seems Mashable’s prediction is that smartphones with GPS are going to soon have the entire market. Consider investing in a few smartphones for you and your family and then install SafeKidZone. You’ll be glad you did.