Emblaze has announced that is changing the name of its subsidiary Alphacell to Emblaze Mobile, to keep in line with the group direction and identity.
The Israeli group is involved in a range of mobile activities, from content management, distribution and even Windows CE .Net based mobile phones. The company has participated in trials and projects around the world, including the O2 video streaming deployment project.
The Emblaze group consists of four companies: Emblaze Systems, a provider of media centric end-to-end solutions for wireless multimedia; Orca Interactive, a involved in the development of scalable solutions for commercial iTV services; Emblaze Semiconductor, a fabless IC company specializing in highly integrated digital multimedia chips for telecommunication, consumer and security markets; and the just renamed Emblaze Mobile, former AlphaCell, a wireless rich media smart phone design house.
One of the main products of Emblaze Mobile is a mobile phone design running Windows CE .Net. The so called M5 is a GSM (900 /1800 MHz) and GPRS type B class 10 device, with a 65K colour screen, based on an ARM 52MHz chipset. The main memory is 16MB RAM, with MMC/SD slot. It comes with IrDA and Bluetooth. It promisses up to 200 hours stand by and 2 hours talk time. Its integrated digital camera captures images up to VGA (640x480 pixels) resolution and video up to 15fps.