Well folks the first tangible product of the LiMo Foundation is almost ready, as Azingo announced Azingo Mobile, a “comprehensive suite of open mobile software and services designed to help companies deliver web 2.0 applications, music, video, vivid graphics and more to a wide range of mobile phones.”
Azingo’s “out of the box” solution is available for immediate licensing, and is fair to argue we’ll see first Azingo Mobile powered devices appearing anytime soon. Heck, we may even see the first photo prototypes at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. According to Azingo, a “powerful SDK and development tools” are also ready, meaning that developers can already start doing their thing. Can’t wait to see where this goes… Full release follows after the jump.
PRESS RELEASE – Mobile Linux company, Azingo, formerly Celunite, today announced Azingo Mobile, a comprehensive suite of open mobile software and services designed to help companies deliver web 2.0 applications, music, video, vivid graphics and more to a wide range of mobile phones. Leveraging the economies of open source innovations and based on LiMo and its Ecosystem, Azingo Mobile provides a less costly and more flexible platform for designing and deploying mobile devices. The platform will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, (Azingo booth 2.1D57 and LiMo booth 8B135), Feb. 11-14, 2008.
Available for immediate licensing, the Azingo Mobile platform enables handset manufacturers and operators to leverage a rich suite of “out of the box” mobile applications that “plug-in” to a comprehensive and pre-integrated open mobile middleware framework and kernel. Supported by a powerful SDK and development tools, Azingo Mobile lets OEM, operators and ISVs build and customize innovative services and user experiences. Azingo Mobile’s one-stop-shop approach reduces development costs, shortens the time to bring new handset designs to market, and enables lower cost phones offering the latest multimedia and UI innovations.
Guido Arnone, director of terminals technology at Vodafone said: “We welcome Azingo’s mobile Linux platform to the LiMo Foundation. Azingo Mobile’s ability to provide lower-cost, Internet-enabled mobile phones helps support LiMo’s goal to create a true mass-market platform and surrounding ecosystem that will deliver compelling handsets and rich user experiences.”
“Azingo Mobile has received significant interest from the industry’s leading handset manufacturers and operators,” said Mahesh Veerina, CEO of Azingo. “Our product is offered on 13 different hardware platforms from seven of the industry’s leading silicon providers. Azingo technology is a core component of the LiMo Foundation common integration environment and our support of LiMo specifications ensures that devices powered by Azingo Mobile will contribute to the growth and unification of mobile Linux.”