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Yota Devices Ltd. Selects Symphony Teleca as Strategic Development Partner for the World’s First Dual-Screen Phone
By: Business Wire
Jan. 8, 2013 12:01 PM
Symphony Teleca Corporation, the services organization dedicated exclusively to helping clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices today announced a strategic software development partnership with Yota Devices for its new YotaPhone, the first phone to integrate a full-color liquid crystal display (LCD) on one side with an electronic paper display (EPD) on the other side. Through this partnership, Symphony Teleca will provide Android platform expertise to improve power management and to optimize and enhance the overall product software architecture, especially for EPD technology integration.
The two displays, which have different functions and different purposes, are linked together to open a new world of unlimited user experiences. Users will be able to read long news articles and social networking updates and display photos, stock quotes, and boarding passes on the EPD without draining the phone’s battery or having to constantly “wake up” their smartphones. Images on the EPD can be displayed even if the battery is empty.
“YotaPhone will change the way users interact and manage information with their phones, and we need a partner who truly understands the complexities of mobile software development,” said Vlad Martynov, CEO, Yota Devices. “YotaPhone presents a number of new engineering challenges specific to multi-screen operation and optimization, including power management. After an extensive analysis, we determined that Symphony Teleca is the best software development partner based on its global leadership in Android and ability to ideate and execute quickly and inventively.”
“Today if you want to check your email, calendar or social media page, you have to pick up your smartphone, turn it on, open the application and only then can you receive the information. With YotaPhone, this information will appear on the EPD effortlessly, continuously and updated in real time,” said Martynov, in a prior statement.
“We are seeing a world of innovative connected experiences come to market across a number of industries today including retail, automotive, healthcare and telecom, and this is an outstanding example of ingenuity being applied to a very exciting and competitive smartphone space,” said Sanjay Dhawan, President and CEO, Symphony Teleca. “We are very proud to have been selected as Yota’s product development partner for this groundbreaking smartphone and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
About Symphony Teleca
Symphony Teleca Corporation, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., is the world’s first services company dedicated exclusively to helping clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices. The company delivers innovative products combined with contemporary product development, systems integration, analytics and managed services to hundreds of organizations around the world. Symphony Teleca’s 5,800 employees support customers from 32 offices globally, including delivery centers in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. For more information visit www.symphonyteleca.com.
About Yota Devices
Yota Devices is a private company dedicated to mobile communications and connectivity devices based in Moscow, Russia. Yota Devices’ international team of software and hardware engineers and experts come from Russia, the US and Finland. The company’s business philosophy is based first on innovating user experience and then on applying the best emerging technologies to deliver on this promise. Yota Devices is bringing the company’s knowledge and obsession with user experience to the new YotaPhone based on the company’s successful connectivity devices business. Yota Devices has already sold more than 3 million fast, reliable and attractive modems, routers and other connectivity devices. The company’s share on LTE devices market is 6%. For more information visit http://www.yotadevices.com and www.yotaphone.com.
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