Symbian as announced that it has teamed up with Oracle to give users access to Oracle Database Lite databases running on Symbian devices.
At first sight this might seem overkill or Oracle trying to muscle in on an expanding technology segment. However, Oracle on Symbian makes a lot of sense. The Nokia N91 due early next year has a 4Gb hard drive and Wi-Fi. While this will be marketed as a music phone, this is the taste of things to come.
Imagine an enterprise phone with a very large hard drive which downloaded gigabytes of corporate catalogues, applications, customer data and multimedia demonstrations overnight via Wi-Fi or 3G. Oracle on Symbian will make consuming this data much easier.