Nokia has selected nine additional mobile application developers from Asia, Europe and the Americas to expand its 2008 Forum Nokia Innovation Series program. The program provides select small and mid-sized developers with business and market support while showcasing their next generation mobile applications and services for consumer and business audiences worldwide.

The nine are: One View Systems Pvt. Ltd., Trivandrum, India; Maverick Mobile Solutions, Maharashtra, India; Navitime Japan Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; tenCube, Singapore; Moket Pty Ltd., Brisbane, Australia; Kuneri, Oulu, Finland; Liquid Air Lab, Stuttgart, Germany; Shape Services, Stuttgart, Germany and uLocate Communications, Boston, MA, US. They address a broad spectrum of applications and join an initial group of six North American and two European developers chosen in the third quarter of 2008.

All of those chosen to participate were required to clear multiple selection hurdles over the course of the past year as part of the selection process, which included internal Nokia reviews and the screening of application features and functionality by consumer focus groups around the world. Each participant was required to demonstrate that their application or service provided specific benefits to Nokia mobile device users not otherwise available, and that a clear market demand existed for such a solution.

"Nokia is proud to recognize these outstanding developers from Asia, Europe and the Americas as participants in our 2008 Forum Nokia Innovation Series. Our program is dedicated to speeding the growth and development of innovative companies building next-generation applications and services for the global mobile marketplace," said Tom Libretto, vice president, Forum Nokia. "Developers of all sizes around the globe are now producing exceptionally creative and attractive mobile software and services. Forum Nokia is pleased to provide the technical and business support services to help bring these applications to the attention of consumers and business users worldwide."