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MontaVista Linux to Power Motorola A760
Posted: 19-Mar-2003 [Source: Motorola]

[MonteVista's Linux chosen as OS for the Motorola A760, the world's first handset based on Linux and Java technology.]

New Orleans, CTIA -- MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced that MontaVista(TM) Linux(R) is the chosen operating system for the recently announced Motorola A760 mobile phone, the world's first handset based on Linux and Java technology.

The Motorola A760 combines features of a mobile phone with the capabilities of a personal digital assistant (PDA), digital camera, video player, MP3 player, speakerphone, advanced messaging, instant Internet access and Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology. The A760 is Motorola's first handset demonstrating the company's commitment to making the Linux operating system a key pillar of its handset software strategy. Motorola is displaying this phone in its booth (# 4245) at the CTIA Wireless Conference this week in New Orleans.

MontaVista recently announced the MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition (CEE), the first commercial Linux operating system and cross-development environment specifically designed for consumer electronics devices, including mobile phones, high definition digital television, set-top boxes and automotive telematics. CEE enhances Linux with dynamic power management, rich consumer-focused networking support and consumer-grade reliability, while supporting XIP (eXecute In Place) of the kernel and applications as well as streaming media optimizations. Hundreds of products are already in development using MontaVista Linux, including mobile phones, PDAs, advanced remote controls, high definition televisions, HDTV, PVRs, set-top boxes, digital receivers, automotive telematics, musical instruments, gaming machines and karaoke systems. Recently, Sony and NEC released new consumer products built on MontaVista Linux. Several leading manufacturers are also currently building next generation mobile phones based on MontaVista Linux.

According to an IDC report (document 28470), the Embedded Operating System Environment market will reach $1.4 billion by 2006, a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.6 percent. Further, IDC report (report #27653), Worldwide Mobile and Embedded Operating Environment Market Forecast and Analysis, 2002-2006, also listed MontaVista Software as one of the fastest growing vendors in this area.

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