Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) recetnly announced the U380 mobile platform, which delivers a true mobile Internet experience. The U380 is an integrated and verified one-chip HSPA platform, supporting all major Open Operating Systems (OS) on the market, and the first product based on the Open OS collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN). The U380 platform is expected to be commercially available in the first half of 2009.
The continuous need for more powerful devices combined with the demand for mass market smartphones makes the U380 a groundbreaking platform for mobile device manufacturers addressing this rapidly growing segment. By integrating Ericsson’s HSPA modem with TI’s high performance OMAP3430 applications processor into a one-chip solution, the U380 is among the smallest and most powerful multimedia platforms on the market in this category.
With support for all major Open OSs, the U380 provides mobile device manufacturers with a robust and flexible architecture for applications and services deployment, enabling easier delivery and management of services and content. This enables handset manufacturers and mobile operators to differentiate their products through rich, easy-to-use and customizable user interfaces. The extensive verification and IOT testing performed by Ericsson will also enable manufacturers to rapidly bring highly advanced mobile devices to the mass market while reducing risk and lowering development costs.
More info: Ericsson Mobile Platforms