Sasken joins configurable phone initiative

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 18 February 2005, 08:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: City based Embedded telecom technology solution provider Sasken has joined Open-Plug's Configurable Phone Initiative to promote software upgradability in mobile phones.

Unveiled at 3GSM conference in Cannes, the 'Configurable Phone Initiative' is aimed at developing mobile phones with modular software architectures that can be upgraded with new applications and user interface features during the life of the design, a company release said.

Through the Configurable Phone Initiative, Sasken's development team will have access to a complete development and deployment framework from Open Plug and ELIPS Studio tool chain, the release said adding the team will also have access to ELIPS Mobile Edition and Component data base, providing a complete application framework and pre-integrated applications, including the latest MMI, Messaging, Gaming, Email, Browsers, and other applications from Open-Plug's application software partners.

According to Sasken COO, Prabhas Kumar, "In order to make multimedia services based on 3G, 2.5G and EDGE attractive to networks and users alike, a completely new and more flexible approach to mobile phone software development is required. Armed with Open Plug's platform, our development teams have the capacity to excite the industry with innovative terminal and applications concepts that will enable new services and business concepts.

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