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Microsoft Windows Smartphones To Run On TI's Platform

Today Microsoft and Texas Instruments announced that Amoi Electronics, HTC and Sagem Communication are developing new Windows Mobile-based Smartphones leveraging TI's OMAPV1030 EDGE chipset. These phones will be based on a lower-cost, high-performance chipset architecture for Windows Mobile device-makers. Until now, many smartphones running on a high-level operating system such as Microsoft Windows Mobile necessitated a more expensive dual-core chipset to power the rich user interface, data networking and additional personal and business applications.

According to the press release, compared to previous multi-core architectures, this single-core solution offers significant costs savings on the total bill of materials. This has been achieved through higher levels of integration, more aggressive process technology and better system partitioning. Microsoft leveraged TI's OMAPV1030 chipset with its own Windows Mobile software to enable smart device capabilities at feature phone costs, thereby spurring smartphone market growth.

Availability of these handsets is expected within 12 months.

Source: Texas Instruments

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