MontaVista Partners with SKY MobileMedia, Bluefin Mobile and Digital Airways to Demonstrate Integrated Mobile Phone Solution

November 29, 2005



MontaVista Partners with SKY MobileMedia, Bluefin Mobile and Digital Airways to Demonstrate Integrated Mobile Phone Solution

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2005--MontaVista Software, Inc., the leading Linux provider for the embedded and telecommunications markets, today announced it has teamed with Mobilinux Open Framework partners SKY MobileMedia, Bluefin Mobile and Digital Airways to demonstrate an integrated mobile phone solution atop MontaVista's Linux operating system. The solution demonstration addresses many of the complexities associated with the integration and interaction of voice and data software components, making it easier for handset developers to design Linux-based mobile phones.

As handset manufacturers and mobile operators look to diversify their product portfolio and service offerings, the need for a common, flexible and open platform strategy to improve margins and time to market becomes critical. Linux answers these requirements by enabling the delivery of innovative and cost-effective phone designs. This week at the World Handset Forum in SKY MobileMedia's meeting room in San Diego, CA, MontaVista and its partners will demonstrate several key feature phone requirements including telephony, web browsing and Short Message Service (SMS). The resulting solution reduces risk and allows manufacturers to focus their attention on key differentiating features leading to a fully customized handset.

To create the solution, MontaVista's Linux operating system formed the underlying platform, Bluefin Mobile's LinuxTel™ provided the hardware abstraction layer for communication with the wireless network, SKY MobileMedia's SKY-MAP provided the mobile applications engine, and Digital Airway's Kaleido MMI delivered the visual interface and managed end user interaction. The software operates atop a Texas Instruments OMAP™ processor-based smartphone reference platform.

This multi-company collaboration is a product of MontaVista's Mobilinux Open Framework program, an initiative designed to assist handset vendors that are migrating from proprietary operating system platforms to Linux. Best-of-breed mobile software vendors have ported to MontaVista Linux and are developing solutions that help accelerate the development of a complete product.

For more information about MontaVista Linux and this solution please visit: http://www.mvista.com/solutions.

About Bluefin Mobile, Inc.

Bluefin Mobile, Inc. is a venture-funded company creating software for mobile phones. Bluefin specializes in the design, implementation and lifecycle testing of software for the mobile phone marketplace. The company offers turnkey software solutions designed for the latest platforms from industry leading semiconductor vendors. It provides software solutions for major handset OEMs, ODMs and wireless network providers throughout the world. Bluefin Mobile products are integration ready for both 2G and 3G mobile phones. For more information about Bluefin Mobile, please visit www.bluefinmobile.com.

About Digital Airways

Digital Airways is a software company that provides User Interface (UI) solutions for mobile phones. Digital Airways enables handset manufacturers and operators to easily create mobile user experiences for 2G and 3G mass-market mobile devices with short time-to-market and low integration costs. The artwork for the Kaleido UI was created by The Alloy designers (www.thealloy.com). For more information about Digital Airways, visit www.digitalairways.com.

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software is the leading embedded Linux provider for the telecommunications market, delivering a complete, flexible and open operating system that allows system designers to innovate across a wide range of mobile and wireless devices and communications infrastructures. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready and headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista's commercial-grade Linux helps customers differentiate their products and get them to market faster and at a lower development cost. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit http://www.mvista.com.

About SKY MobileMedia, Inc.

SKY MobileMedia is a leading provider of mobile applications software platforms for the wireless handset industry. SKY's standards-compliant platform, SKY-MAP™, delivers unmatched portability and scalability allowing manufacturers to deploy a common software platform across various hardware platforms, air-interface standards and market segments. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., SKY has additional development centers in Europe, South Korea and India. For more information, visit www.skymobilemedia.com.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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