Software Company, UIQ which was jointly owned by Sony Ericsson and Motorola has filed in the court of Sweden for bankruptcy. The company’s official say that there is no market and no consumer for the UIQ platform. For those who don’t know about UIQ, it is the mobile OS that powered the Sony Ericsson’s Pxxx series so far, which includes P800, P900, P910, P990 and P1i. It also powered the Motorola A1000.
Last year, with the announcement by Sony Ericsson to use Windows Mobile for their Smartphone range, it was a clear signal that the Sony Ericsson has lost faith in the UIQ platform. To add salt to the wound, Motorola too left the poor UIQ all alone in the game by switching to Android.
It is a known fact that the UIQ had been cutting staff from the past 6 months. Right now, the company is down to just 200 employees. Living and surviving in a competitive phone market is not an easy job. The UIQ, without the support from Sony Ericsson and Nokia, was left crippled to face the likes of iPhone, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and Symbian. The employees of the UIQ are blaming the poor management for the bankruptcy, which is actually not true considering the fact that we saw very less or no development in the UIQ field.