a la Mobile's Complete Linux System Platform for Mobile Phones

a la Mobile has announced the launch of its Convergent Linux Platform, the first viable mobile operating system alternative to proprietary offerings. Designed to be readily adaptable to wireless handsets, Convergent Linux Platform enables handset manufacturers to bring Linux-based smartphones to market rapidly, while drastically reducing development, testing and deployment costs. Convergent Linux Platform is not just a kernel, middleware or applications, but a complete software stack for mobile handsets: integrated; tested; certified; supported; and maintained.

Convergent Linux is the only complete platform for mobile phones that remains open and scalable. The configurable architecture of Convergent Linux provides handset manufacturers the freedom to select software components and functionality and enables complete customization of look-and-feel of the device to suit varying enterprise and consumer requirements. This level of customization makes Convergent Linux unique in the market.

At the heart of a la Mobile's Convergent Linux Platform are two patent-pending Software Mobility Engines:
- The Hardware Mobility Engine
- The Network Mobility Engine

In addition to a la Mobile's HME and NME, Version 1.0 of Convergent Linux Platform is integrated with a rich collection of software from third-party and open-source partners, including: Linux Kernel 2.6, GSM/GPRS solution from HelloSoft, firmware over the air (FOTA) solution from Red Bend, Qtopia application framework and UI from Trolltech, Browser, Messenger and multimedia framework from Obigo AB, Flash and incorporated with Java ME.

Version 1.0 of Convergent Linux Platform will be available for handset manufacturer customers in September 2006.

As the industry's only open Linux systems platform company for mobile phones, a la Mobile assumes a fresh and uncompromised business posture of independence, neutrality and completeness:
- Focuses only on Linux system platform for mobile phones
- Embraces industry standards
- Unbiased and unencumbered by legacy businesses and products
- "One stop" offering - integration, customization, certification, maintenance and migration.

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