New wireless platform 'could benefit cheap smartphones'

25 March 2009 — 2:00 PM

The next generation of smartphones could feature the platforms

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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