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Ericsson launches smallest HSDPA/EDGE mobile platforms

Pressmeddelande   •   Apr 12, 2006 10:52 CEST

Ericsson Mobile Platforms has successfully started deliveries of the U350 and U360 platforms, the smallest and most powerful HSDPA/EDGE platforms released for true mass-market deployment.

"The U350 and U360 platforms are the smallest and most powerful 3.6 Mbps HSDPA solutions on the market today," says Jörgen Lantto, vice president and head of Strategic Product Management at Ericsson Mobile Platforms. "With our solution, handset manufacturers will be able to integrate HSDPA capabilities in mass-market mobile phones."

The U350 and U360 are designed to facilitate true mass-market HSDPA volumes with a strong focus on size, cost and performance. The U350 is a quad-band EDGE and single-band HSDPA platform, whereas the U360 adds triple-band HSDPA capabilities.

Ericsson's (NASDAQ:ERICY) U350 and U360 platforms provide mobile handset manufacturers with a complete, verified system solution. The platforms offer a compact HSDPA solution with a range of high-performance multimedia features, such as QVGA display, 3D graphics and high-quality music capabilities.

Having sampled U350 and U360, Ericsson Mobile Platforms is now delivering reference designs to customers.

Lantto says: "Handset manufacturers using our existing solutions will be able to reuse existing application software and will be able to quickly integrate the HSDPA-enabled platforms into phones. We expect the first commercial phones using these platforms to be launched in early 2007."

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About Ericsson Mobile Platforms
Ericsson Mobile Platforms offers complete, end-to-end
interoperability tested platforms across 2.5 and 3G. A common software platform for GPRS, EDGE and WCDMA/GPRS terminals enables application portability, stability, security and state-of-the-art power consumption and size. Technology is based on our global standardization leadership and the world's strongest Intellectual Property Rights for 2.5 and 3G systems.

Ericsson Mobile Platforms' delivery includes reference design,
platform software, ASICs and development boards, development and test
tools, industrialization software, support, training and
documentation

Ericsson Mobile Platforms is a Business Unit within the Ericsson Group.