Aava Mobile, the Finnish smartphone and tablet design firm, plans to demonstrate prototype smartphones at this month's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, based on Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android platform and the MeeGo platform that run on Intel's next generation of smartphone chips, according to a SlashGear report.
The report was light on details, but said that Aava Mobile confirmed it will showcase 8.9mm-thick smartphones that can run either Android or MeeGo. The phones will not be sold to consumers but will instead serve as showcases for the company's "Aava Core" technology and will be shown to OEMs and ODMs.
Aava Mobile CMO Piotr Frasunkiewicz declined to comment.
Just as notable as the potential demonstration of MeeGo, which is Nokia's (NYSE:NOK) high-end smartphone platform, is Aava's use of Intel's Medfield chipsets. The Atom-based chips represent Intel's latest attempt to crack the mobile device market.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini said in December the chipmaker had 35 tablet design wins to date, and that the company's silicon will be in "smartphones from premier-branded vendors in the marketplace in the second half of 2011."
The Intel chief also said at the time that the company has had to work through a variety of issues, including obtaining proper certifications, integrating with modems and dealing with the telecommunications software stack. Intel is trying to take market share away from lower-power processors based on architecture from rival ARM Holdings.
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