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Samsung chooses TI technology for Symbian OS Series 60 smartphones
Posted: 06-Oct-2005 [Source: Texas Instruments]

[TI's OMAP platform and Bluetooth solutions were selected by Samsung for their first Symbian OS Series 60 smartphones, the new Samsung SGH-D720 and SGH-D730 models.]

Dallas -- Texas Instruments Incorporated today announced that Samsung Electronics has selected technology from TI's OMAP(TM) platform and Bluetooth solutions for its first Symbian OS(TM) and Series 60-based smartphones, the SGH-D720 and SGH- D730. Available in either clamshell (D730) or slider (D720) designs, the GSM/GPRS smartphones from Samsung are leveraging TI wireless technology to offer a variety of feature-rich entertainment and productivity applications, including RealOne Player and Bluetooth multi-game and music maker. The Symbian OS-based Series 60 platform is the world's leading platform for smartphones.

"Samsung is committed to combining multimedia functionality and efficient features into small, stylish, and lightweight handsets that mobile consumers will find very attractive," said Dohwan Choi, senior vice president of Samsung's Product Planning Team. "Adopting TI's OMAP processor and Bluetooth technologies will help Samsung in meeting this commitment."

TI's OMAP1610 application processor runs Symbian OS for the new Samsung smartphones and powers a full range of features and applications, including a 1.3 megapixel camera with zoom, built-in flash, and camcorder functionality; MP3 Player; and Series 60 applications such as e-mail and synchronization via Bluetooth or SyncML. As part of the comprehensive OMAP platform offering, TI's robust Symbian board support software allows Samsung to focus its valuable development resources on product differentiation, while reducing the time required to bring smartphones to market. TI's power-efficient BRF6150 Bluetooth single-chip solution, which is based on TI's innovative DRP(TM) process technology, seamlessly interfaces to the OMAP platform and provides voice and data connectivity to the new Samsung smartphones.

Samsung's new clamshell handset, the SGH-D730, soon to be followed by the slider version, the SGH-D720, is available today in Germany followed by further roll-out throughout Europe later this year.

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