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February 15, 2010

Aava Mobile unveils open mobile device platform

Reference design based on Intel Atom processor based platform 'Moorestown'

By CBR Staff Writer

Aava Mobile has launched a fully open mobile device for smartphones and tablets with PC-like capabilities. The reference design is based on Intel Atom processor based platform, codenamed ‘Moorestown’, designed for the handheld, smartphone and tablet market segments.

The reference design is powered by Moblin and Android communities and is intended for system manufacturers and carriers who can customise both the hardware and software. The devices measure 64mm by 125mm and 11.7 millimeters thin and its reference design provides support for Linux-based Moblin 2.1 and Android OSs, the company said.

According to Aava Mobile, the new offering includes features such as touch screen with haptics/vibra feedback; HD video capability; micro USB OTG also for peripherals like external mouse, keyboard, storage or docking station; HD video conferencing with front-facing camera that supports facial and gesture recognition; 2 microphones; 3D UI and 3D sound; 3G GSM network for voice and data; and accelerometer, 3D compass, GPS and Wi-Fi.

Markus Appel, CEO of Aava Mobile, said: “There is so much creativity that can be harnessed when you free yourself from the confines of a proprietary design and give developer communities an open platform and some tools to play with. So Aava Mobile saw an opportunity to make an entirely open mobile device.

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“Based on the Intel Moorestown platform, the Aava device delivers an outstanding performance and user experience. We are open on the hardware side with our standardised I/O ports and the ecosystem of peripheral docking devices that openness encourages, and we are open on the software side with our Moblin and Android operating systems.”

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