Feature Rich Videophone for the Home Runs MontaVista Linux

Device provides e-mail, Internet access, SMS, and games functionality

"With the E3, consumers no longer have to buy a PC or a mobile phone to make video calls, send emails with pictures and sound, and surf the net. Thanks, in part, to MontaVista Linux, we can offer this full featured phone for the home, to our customers at a very reasonable cost."

Simon Sugar,
Commercial Director,
Amstrad

MontaVista® Linux® is the chosen operating system for the recently introduced "E3" email-enabled home videophone from Amstrad PLC, a British consumer electronics company.

With a full color screen and built-in camera, the E3 videophone allows users to send and receive email, and take digital pictures and email them to a PC, mobile phone (via MMS) or another E3, while also letting them surf the World Wide Web, or play video games with a special game pad.

Key Factors in the Selection of MontaVista Linux:

  • A commercial-grade software platform
  • A robust and versatile tools environment
  • Getting products to market rapidly
  • Lower overall development costs

Useful cutting edge features:
The E3 e-mailer is a state-of-the-art home phone combining a multitude of features, including:

Amstrad E3 phone
  • Videophone - make video calls (to other E3 e-mailers)
  • Email - send & receive email worldwide without a PC
  • Internet access - surf the web in colour without a PC
  • MMS - send and receive pictures with text & sound to/from compatible mobile phones
  • SMS - send and receive text messages to and from mobile phones
  • Photo Send - take a picture snapshot and send it with sound and text by email
  • Polyphonic Ringtones - download great ringtones for use on your E3
  • Colour LCD screen - large 480 x 320 pixel clear, bright colour LCD screen
  • Play Games - download and play great games with sound
  • Free Game Pad - included for enhanced game play
  • Digital Telephone Answer Machine - green LED light to indicate new messages
  • Address Book - store up to 700 contact names and addresses
  • Handsfree Phone - clear and convenient handsfree speakerphone

The Amstrad E3 is currently available in Great Britain.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition
MontaVista Linux Professional Edition (Pro) is a leading comprehensive embedded operating system (OS) and cross development environment. It includes a modern OS featuring real-time functionality, multi-process capabilities and multi-threaded remote debugging, bundled with extensive software components including rich networking. Pro targets more than 25 processors from seven industry-leading architectures and supports more than 100 boards offering developers great freedom to choose the elements for their development environment, which, in effect, allows them to speed cutting-edge products to market faster and at a lower cost. Pro also incorporates MontaVista DevRocket?, a powerful integrated development environment that delivers state-of-the-art development tools.