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Nokia, TI unveil reference platform for next-gen smart phones

Posted: 22 Feb 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:nokia? texas instruments? ti? symbian? communication system design?

Nokia and Texas Instruments have announced at the 3GSM World Congress an open and standards-based reference platform for the manufacture of next-generation smart phones. The platform combines Nokia's Series 60 terminal software platform and developer SDK, TI's OMAP processor-based reference platforms and development toolkit, and the Symbian OS.

The open and scalable platform enables mobile handset manufacturers to introduce 2.5G and 3G smart phones with a high level of integration, performance, and power efficiency.

The Series 60 platform is a terminal-software platform for smart phones that Nokia licenses to other mobile-handset manufacturers as a source-code product. It performs mobile browsing, multimedia messaging, and content downloading.

"The Series 60 Platform supports critical enabling technologies, such as XHTML, MMS, and Java to ensure interoperability among mobile devices, different network infrastructures, and content," explains Pertti Korhonen, SVP for Mobile Software at Nokia. The Nokia platform is built-above the Symbian OS designed specifically for mobile devices.

The hardware reference platform is based on TI's OMAP application processors and TI's 2.5G GPRS modem solutions. The OMAP processors provide full compatibility with the Series 60 software and the Symbian OS, and allow multimedia messaging, video and Internet audio downloads, e-mail, real-time Web browsing, advanced security, games, and location-based services.





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