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ImCoSys Linux-Smartphone debuts with Skinplex NFC
Posted: 09-Mar-2006 [Source: Mobile Tech News]

[The linux-based ImCoSys Smartphone features WLAN, GPS, Skinplex NFC, Bluetooth, and runs a 240x320 pixel TFT touchscreen. ]

CeBit -- The Swiss based company ImCoSys has announced its Linux Smartphone at CeBIT 2006 in Hannover. Its feature list includes: GPS-receiver, Skinplex NFC, Bluetooth and a TFT touchscreen with 262,144 colors at a resolution of 240x320 pixels.

The new release, named "ImCoSys Smartphone", contains a TFT touchscreen which can be controlled with a stylus. The user can also control the smartphone through a 5-way navigation key, application buttons, and telephone keypad.

Inside the 125x64x18mm mobile phone, you'll find an OMAP-730 processor from Texas Instruments running at 200 MHz. Applications have 64 MByte memory available with an SD card slot for expansion. GPS-Software is preloaded on an SD card and is delivered with the product. The smartphone specifically does not contain a built-in digital camera so that it may be used inside companies with prohibit camera use.

Preloaded software includes Webbrowser, Email client with POP3, push email, sms, mms, and the usual PIM functionalities (contacts, address book, tasks, notes).

The smartphone can display Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, and supports hands free operation as well as Java MIDP 2.0.

The Quad band GSM smartphone supports the 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz bands, GPRS class 10, WLAN 802.11b as well as Bluetooth 1.2.

The ImCoSys Smartphone is on display this week at CeBIT 2006 and deliveries are planned to begin in June at a price of 298 Euro.

The ImCoSys also includes a modular hardware expansion slot with could be used to directly integrate a camera or customer specific hardware.

An additional application is "Skinplex NFC" which makes possible, through the cooperation of ImCoSys AG and Ident Technology AG, novel solutions for mobile data entry. Functions such as access control, security monitoring, and authentication are possible through Skinplex. In order to make use of Skinplex, the smartphone need only be carried on the person. The phone senses the person's presence within a distance of 3 meters, making possible man machine communications which were previously thought to be not possible.

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