6/18/2003 - An entirely new usability concept for smartphones was unveiled that will radically shake-up the mobile device market. MyDevice, designed by Finnish company MyOrigo, and powered with intent®, the multimedia software platform from Tao Group, makes use of unique motion control and ‘touch & feel’ technologies. Consumers can make calls, search the web, schedule meetings, take pictures, send emails, view & edit documents and much more in a completely intuitive way.
Suitable for both business and consumer use the device incorporates the latest mobile phone functionality, including multi-network support (Triband, GSM, GPRS), texting (SMS, MMS, full QWERTY keyboard), Web browsing, contacts book, scheduling & alerts, email, document reader, VGA camera and an MP3 player. However, it is the user interface and the accessibility of the services that will really set MyDevice apart from other smartphones:
"The network operators and branded handset manufacturers that have already seen the device were blown away by its ‘wow’ factors. MyOrigo already has a strong relationship with the Spanish operator Telefónica and we are expecting to make some big announcements in other European territories in the coming months." Commented Johan Granholm, VP Sales & Marketing at MyOrigo.
Tao’s intent® multimedia platform gives MyOrigo access to an unrivalled breadth of multimedia and application execution features, such as audio, video, media plug-ins and JavaTM technology, enabling user interface and application suite customisation.
Francis Charig, Chairman and Chief Executive of Tao Group commented: "Platform technologies that have evolved from the convergence between phone and PC have serious limitations – particularly when delivering the quality of multimedia content that consumers demand. Through the revolutionary advances from MyOrigo and Tao, network operators can deliver the calibre of services required to attract the size of user base needed to generate revenue and grow the operator’s brand."
Pricing and Availability
The MyDevice will be competitively priced, dependant on retail outlets and network subsidies. Volume high street sales will commence in the UK in the autumn with other territories to follow.
About MyOrigo Ltd
MyOrigo Ltd develops and markets next generation smartphone devices and technologies with a unique emphasis on innovative user interface solutions. Established in 2000, MyOrigo works closely with Microcell, a market leader in the mobile communications device ODM market. The company is based in Finland with offices in London. http://www.myorigo.com
About Tao Group
Tao has developed intent®, a binary portable, language independent, high performance, multimedia platform that is now used by many of the world’s leading OEMs in their client products for home and mobile networks. The technology allows these companies to have a single strategy across all of their platforms, irrespective of operating system, hardware and function. intent is now being used in products including smart mobile appliances and digital television. The Company was founded in 1992, has offices in the United States, Europe and Japan and counts Motorola, Mitsubishi, Sony, NEC, Kyocera, and Sharp among its investors. Tao has a growing and high value, global patent portfolio and is the recipient of multiple industry awards, both for its technologies and for the rate of corporate growth.
intent® is a registered trademark of Tao Group Ltd.
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