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Yota "Always-On" Dual-Screen Phone Goes on Sale
Posted: 04-Dec-2013 [Source: Yota]

[The "always-on" dual-screen YotaPhone launches on-line in Russia, Austria, France, Spain and Germany for Euro 499. The smartphone won the Best of CES 2013 by CNET, PC Mag and Time magazine.]

Moscow, Russia -- YotaPhone, the first "always on" premium Android smartphone with a liquid crystal display on one side and an electronic paper display on the other, goes on sale today in Russia, Austria, France, Spain and Germany in YotaPhone's online store (www.yotaphone.com). It will be available in December in retail stores in Russia and Germany. By the end of Q1 2014, YotaPhone will be available in 20 markets in the CIS, Europe and the Middle East.

The YotaPhone includes a second screen that uses electronic paper display technology allowing users to have access to the information they wants and need on a continual basis without having to wake up their phone. the technology also preserves smartphone battery power. In reading mode, YotaPhone has 7-10 times the battery life of other smartphones.

"YotaPhone combines a smartphone and e-reader into one device for those who enjoy reading on the go. You can same images and information on the second screen and it stays there, even if you lose battery power. You can save anything on the always on display from a map to a boarding pass. information, like a missed call or meeting reminder, stays on the always on screen until it is no longer needed," said Yota Devices CEO Vlad Martynov.

YotaPhone is the first smartphone to use Corning's Gorilla 3 shaped glass. E Ink had to adapt its technology for a 4.3" screen and OEM Hi-P of Singapore worked with YotaPhone's hardware engineering team to develop a special chassis to house YotaPhone's six antennas on the outer rim.

Yota Devices developed patented software to allow information to be shared and used between YotaPhone's two screens. It has also developed a number of innovative applications that come pre-loaded onto YotaPhone. yota Devices worked with Boookmate to improve the reading experience for books, ABVBYY to adapt its multi-lingual dictionary Lingvo for learning purposes, Vedomosti for delivery of the newspaper in a more readable format and MapsWithMe for dynamic maps.

Yota Devices is a private international company dedicated to developing and producing high-tech consumer LTE equipment such as smartphones, modems and routers. The company's headquarters are located in Moscow with offices in Finland and Singapore.

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