A recent announcement by CompuLab reveals the introduction of an innovative mobile device called exeda. The handheld gadget offers both wireless and wired connectivity with other utility functions. Engineered to ideally work as an enterprise digital assistant (EDA), exeda interestingly comes with a choice of operating systems.
Equipped with integrated components, the exeda device is bundled with a distinct development platform for software developers. The mobile phone includes open source u-boot bootloader, hardware and software documentation in detail, full BSP’s, 10/100Base-T Ethernet port, JTAG interface, RS-232 and an unlocked SIM.
Powered Marvell PXA270 520MB CPU, exeda includes a 3.5″ VGA sun-readable touch screen display, five row, full QWERTY keypad with backlight and a capacitive touchpad that functions like a mouse along with 802.11g WLAN, Bluetooth V2.0 + EDR, 2 USB ports and RS-232 port. Incorporated with a 2 mega pixel camera, users have an option of either using wireless voice/data modem namely quad band GSM/GPRS, CDMA or 3G UMTS.
Additional features of the exeda include 128MB RAM, 2 banks of internal FLASH memory each having a capacity of 512MB, GPS with built-in and external antennas, MicroSD socket with SDHC support, integrated microphone, speaker, 3.5mm stereo jack and a 3000mAh battery. The highlight of the handheld mobile device is its support for Windows Mobile 6.1, Android, Windows CE 6 and Angstrom Linux operating systems.
Having dimensions of 4.9” x 3.7” x 0.6”, CompuLab exeda is expected to be shipped around March, 2009. The price is a mystery as of now.