Microsoft and Intel Windows Powered Smartphone Concept Design.
CANNES, France Feb. 17, 2003 Today at 3GSM World Congress 2003, Microsoft Corp. and Intel announced the immediate availability of the first Microsoft and Intel Windows® Powered Smartphone concept design based on the Intel® Personal Internet Client Architecture (Intel PCA). The joint hardware-software concept design allows manufacturers to expedite development and reduce the cost of bringing advanced, data-enabled handsets to market.
Wistron Corp., a leading supplier of information and communication technology products, is the first to take advantage of this concept design. The companys device will be available later this year.
By taking advantage of this template for building Windows Powered Smartphones powered by Intel XScale technology, device manufacturers now can utilize the collective research and development resources of Microsoft and Intel, and focus their resources solely on features that improve the end-user experience and distinguish their products in the marketplace.
“Todays introduction of the Microsoft and Intel concept design is a giant leap forward for the mobile handset ecosystem,”
said Juha Christensen, corporate vice president of the Mobile Devices Marketing Group at Microsoft.
“Were thrilled to work with Intel to jointly deliver on the vision of informing, connecting and entertaining customers on Microsofts Windows Powered Smartphone anytime, anywhere.”
“Todays introduction is a milestone for the cellular wireless industry,”
said Ron Smith, senior vice president and general manager of the Wireless Communications and Computing Group at Intel.
“Now, with the Intel and Microsoft design, manufacturers and mobile operators around the world have access to ready-made, powerful ingredients based on Intel PCA that allow them to deliver a diverse range of innovative smart devices at a low cost.”
The Microsoft and Intel concept design combines Microsofts powerful Windows Powered Smartphone software with the innovative stacked memory and microprocessor design of the Intel PXA262 processor to enable a 176×220-pixel color screen, an integrated camera and up to five hours of talk time. Phones based on this design can be used to easily surf the Web, play media files and seamlessly integrate with Outlook® and other PC applications.
Microsoft® Smartphone software delivers a personal and powerful mobile phone experience offering customers multiple ways to keep in touch, whether via voice, text or a combination of the two. Optimal for work or for play, Smartphone allows users to access their most essential corporate or personal data remotely on a brilliant color display. Smartphone users also have the luxury of getting their Smartphone up and running with personal and corporate data in two minutes or less, due to a customized over-the-air configuration process Microsoft designed to alleviate the hassle in buying and configuring a new phone.
Intel, the worlds largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at http://www.intel.com/pressroom/ .
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