Without giving too much about this 2 way radio piece, but I found it exciting and relevant to what I’m currently doing.
Expanding on its successful collaboration with PalmSource, Inc, provider of the world’s leading operating system for handheld and smart phones and the Palm OS(r) subsidiary of Palm, Inc, Motorola’s (NYSE: MOT) Semiconductor Products Sector today announced that its DragonBall MX1 microprocessor has been certified for the recently delivered Palm OS(R) 5. The certification enables Motorola to provide complete processor solutions to licensees of the Palm OS 5 platform, which is designed to make mobile computing more ubiquitous. To achieve the distinction of certification, the DragonBall MX1 had to meet PalmSource rigorous standards for quality, usability and the ability to develop world-class Palm OS 5 solutions. “This certification means that Palm OS 5 licensees can save significant development time, enabling them to focus their technical resources on innovation and differentiation based on their own areas of expertise,” said Omid Tahernia, vice president and general manager of Motorola’s Wireless and Mobile Systems Division. “With its low power consumption, high level of integration and performance, the DragonBall MX1 was developed to redefine market expectations and empower developers to deliver the speeds and robust ‘infotainment’ applications that consumers demand.” The DragonBall MX1 addresses the expanding needs of the handheld computing and smart phone market with intelligent integrated peripherals, multimedia capabilities, an advanced processor core and power management capabilities to build a new class of devices that will help make mobile computing faster and much easier to use. According to a report published by the research firm IDC in April 2002, consumers purchased thirteen million PDAs last year and will buy twenty-two million in 2004.