E-ten Information Systems Co. Ltd. (makers of the VGA-capable glofiish X500+) and Arima Communications Corp. will
combine their technical expertise to deliver at least four new Windows
Mobile-based smartphones by the end of this year.
Arima has experience with handset technology for Ericsson mobile phones
and related chipsets, in addition to the Microsoft Windows Mobile OS
and networking chips from Marvell Technology Group Ltd., while E-ten
has developed several handsets around Microsoft Windows Mobile using
communications processors from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the
companies said. The two companies plan to use their combined expertise
to develop high end 3G smartphones that allow uploads and downloads
using HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) or Wi-Fi technology, as
well as GPS (Global Positioning System) for maps, and Bluetooth
technology for device to device links.