Group Sense PDA Limited (GSPDA) will launch a feature phone powered by SavaJe OS, SavaJe Technologies' Java Platform, Micro Edition-based open OS.
GSPDA's bar handset will feature a 176x220, 256K colour TFT screen, 1.3MPixel camera, video capture, MP3 audio and MP4 video players, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, and an SD memory card for storage of up to 2GB of applications, music, video and pictures.
The SavaJe OS allows GSPDA to offer operator customizations, while using a common software platform. Using theming functionality, SavaJe OS can implement operator-specified applications and menus, as well as colour schemes, sounds, background images and icons that affect both built-in and downloaded applications.
The new handset supports multiple applications simultaneously while consumer-oriented features include support for MIDI and MP3 ringtones, picture and video caller-ID and support for Java ME games and third party applications. Open OS security is addressed by the implementation of OMA-compliant Digital Rights Management (DRM), a secure key store, certificate and policy management.
GSPDA plan to launch an Xplore-branded SavaJe phone in Asia. For the European and the US markets the company plans to offer more tailored solutions to operators.
GSPDA and SavaJe plan to showcase the handset at 3GSM Barcelona in February 2006. Shipments to both European and Asian markets are expected to follow in the second quarter of 2006.