The new reference design is based on Intel’s (News
) next generation Intel Atom processor based platform, codenamed “Moorestown,” which is designed for the handheld, smartphone and tablet market segments.
The design enables system manufacturers and carriers to customize both the hardware and software, and benefit from the creativity of established developer communities.
Aava Mobile officials said that the new reference design answers consumers’ demand for more powerful mobile devices that fit in a pocket and can last an entire day on one battery charge.
The design enables, probably, the world’s thinnest x86 based smartphone devices, with the mobile devices measuring 64mm by 125mm and only 11.7 millimeters thin, the company said.
Currently the reference design provides support for Linux-based Moblin 2.1 and Android (News
) OSs. The company has announced plans to support MeeGo, the recently announced merger of the Linux-based Moblin and Maemo software platforms with a goal to enable an open software environment for rapid development of exciting new user experiences.
“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,” said Markus Appel, CEO of Aava Mobile, in a statement.
With Intel Moorestown platform, the Aava device delivers an outstanding performance and user experience, Appel added. “We are open on the hardware side with our standardized 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.”
Being an open standards platform, Aava Mobile allows third-party companies to create add-on products and be assured of a thriving marketplace for their goods.
On the software side, Aava Mobile has been working with Android and Moblin developer communities to ensure a ready crop of applications, the company said.
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Edited by Marisa Torrieri