Motorola and Texas Instruments are already pretty good friends, but they’re expanding their relationship even further with a new agreement that will see the two companies collaborating on 3G, WiMAX and OMAP technologies. By combining their efforts, they hope to develop “new, experience-optimized mobile devices.”
While the whole idea of 3G mobile technology isn’t nearly as prevalent in North America as it is in other parts of the world, the higher-speed standards will clearly become more commonplace in the years to come, and as such, developers will need to stay up to date with the newer technology. Motorola will be creating new 3G cell phones that will be “based on a TI customized 3G solution that will include high-performance, power-efficient processors from TI’s OMAP 3 architecture.”
These new handsets are expected to be in the hands of consumers, no pun intended, as early as 2008. The core 802.16e mobile WiMAX functionality is central to this agreement which will see the proliferation of voice, video and data for lower-power mobile applications.