SOURCE: Xandros, Inc.

Xandros, Inc.

February 16, 2009 02:00 ET

Xandros Brings New, Simple and Compelling User Experience to Netbooks Based on Freescale Processors at Mobile World Congress

Xandros Solution for Advanced Freescale i.MX515 Processor Offers Compelling Apps, Fast Boot, Long Battery Life, and Always-On 3G Networking

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - February 16, 2009) - Mobile World Congress -- Xandros today announced a turnkey software solution with a new, compelling user experience running on the advanced Freescale i.MX515 processor featuring ARM® Cortex™-A8 technology. The Xandros solution for Freescale's i.MX515 device will be demonstrated for the first time at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, February 16-19, 2009.

The Xandros solution offers fast boot, long battery life, and reliable 3G connectivity. An integrated stack of Xandros software, components and resources helps OEMs to quickly develop and deploy compelling netbook products.

The Xandros solution for Freescale chipsets comes with tools to customize its functions and interface for specific markets and user demographics. It includes a unique, custom brandable online Application Store for access to software, games, multimedia and web applications, enabling one-time and recurring revenue streams for OEMs, service providers and carriers. Full-featured user applications include a browser, push-based email, PIM, instant messaging, a photo viewer, a media player, and an office suite to create and edit Microsoft Office documents. All applications support both keyboards and touch screens, and exhibit consistent appearances and behaviors.

"We are excited to showcase Xandros running on our advanced i.MX515 processor," said Glen Burchers, Marketing Director for Freescale's consumer segment. "Consumers demand low costs, high performance and long battery life, and the combination of Freescale's hardware and Xandros' rich feature set is expected to enable compelling netbook products that succeed in the marketplace."

"The advanced Freescale platform enables us to quickly bring the powerful netbook experience that Xandros created for the Eee PC to ultra-low powered netbooks with always-on 3G networking and media support," said Andreas Typaldos, CEO of Xandros. "This will blaze a trail for OEMs and carriers bringing full-featured, cost-effective devices with long battery life to new markets, and create recurring revenue streams."

Showcased at Mobile World Congress, February 16-19

The new Xandros solution for the Freescale i.MX515 processor will be showcased at Freescale's booth # 1.1HS57 (1-1) at Mobile World Congress, February 16-19, 2009, Fira Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain.

About Xandros

Xandros is the leader in providing seamless Windows-Linux interoperability on a variety of platforms. Xandros' custom user experiences helped launch the netbook revolution with the award-winning Eee PC. The Xandros suite for mobile devices and netbooks includes integrated and customizable applications, an online Application Store and cloud-based services. Scalix delivers award-winning email, calendaring and messaging. BridgeWays management packs provide seamless end-to-end management of business critical applications on Windows, Linux and UNIX environments from one console. The company is headquartered in New York, with R&D offices in Ottawa, San Diego, Bracknell, Frankfurt, Mumbai, and Taipei and sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.xandros.com

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Contact Information

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    Terpin Communications for Xandros
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