New wireless platform 'could benefit cheap smartphones'
25 March 2009 — 2:00 PM
ST Ericsson has announced new wireless platforms that could soon be used in the latest phones.
The 4910 and 4908 EDGE systems are designed for use with a number of next-generation handsets and could provide a cheaper web solution across a number of areas.
It is hoped the platforms will offer a cost-efficient solution for a host of mass-market smartphones which can integrate with various basebands using RF transceiver and power management chip technology.
"These single-chip solutions provide exceptional multimedia and connectivity features, best-in-class security and the industry's longest battery life to deliver new levels of rich multimedia content," ST Ericsson said in a statement.
In addition, the company's vice-president of cellular systems and connectivity Marc Cetto noted the development would address the expectancy for low-cost, high-performance mobile solutions.
Last month, ST Ericsson announced a partnership with the Symbian Foundation which could see its technology integrated into the group's latest operating systems.
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