HONG KONG and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- E28 Limited, a pioneer in Linux-based smartphones, and Boingo Wireless Inc., a leading Wi-Fi service provider for business travelers, today announced plans to incorporate Boingo's Wi-Fi toolkit for handsets into E28's line of dual-mode smartphones. The dual-mode smartphones will include roaming authentication to Boingo's 25,000 Wi-Fi hot spots worldwide to enhance Internet access options and provide high-bandwidth, low-cost alternative networks for broadband applications such as VoIP and streaming media. "As a global leader in Wi-Fi aggregation, Boingo provides us with a single point of integration to gain access to hundreds of Wi-Fi networks around the world," said Michael Chu, VP of Marketing & Chief Software Architect of E28 Limited. "This is a significant value to carriers who are looking for dual-mode phones with global capabilities." "E28 is bringing to market some of the most exciting Linux-based smartphones in the world," said Jonathan Mendelson, director of business development for devices at Boingo Wireless. "The combination of sexy handsets and truly global Wi-Fi roaming gives them an exceptional market offering for carriers that want to be leaders in providing the most important innovations to their customers." E28's current smartphone platforms support both GSM single-mode and GSM/Wi-Fi dual-mode with different form factors to meet different market segments' needs, such as flip phones, sliding phones, candy bars with or without key pad, and PDA phones. Compared to other dual-mode phones currently in the market, E28 has brought consumers the most attractive dual-mode solutions that include the full range of important features of today's single-mode devices in terms of system stability, ease-of-use, long talk/standby time, size, weight, cost and attractive form factors. The E28 dual-mode phones can deliver at least three hours of talk time (on either Wi-Fi VoIP or GSM) and 100 hours of standby time. The phones also feature a full complement of multimedia capabilities including a 2.0 megapixel camera, video recording and playback on a 2.2 inch QVGA display (LCM), MP3 player, picture address book, PIM functionality, SMS and MMS, web browser (HTML and WAP 2.0), J2ME, email (POP, SMTP, eSMTP) and a T-flash external memory slot. Boingo's Wi-Fi toolkit for handsets is a small footprint application that closely integrates with the platform's Wi-Fi hardware, providing complete connection management and commercial roaming authentication functionality. Carriers who want to use Wi-Fi access as an add-on to service can remotely provision it, or it can be bundled with core services. Boingo's authentication and provisioning services allow users to enter a commercial hot spot in hotels, airports, convention centers, truck stops, and retail stores around the world, and seamlessly access the Boingo Roaming Network with no need for configuration of SSIDs or other arcane network setup. About E28 Limited E28 Limited is a World leading smart information device solution provider with headquarter in Shanghai of China. It provides Linux mobile smart information device solutions to mobile manufacturers, operators and network partners flexibly from a PCB board level to the total device solution level. E28 provides solutions with customized formats according to customers' needs which including hardware, software & user interface. It has R&D center in both Shanghai & Hongkong with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong & Chicago. E28 Limited recently has just commercialized a most practical GSM/Wi-Fi Dual-Mode Smartphone to contribute to the FMC society. E28 Limited is also a member of MobileIGNITE, the world's leading industry association fostering collaboration to accelerate FMC. E28 limited is one of the major movers of mobile Linux OS, mobile VoIP and FMC. E28 limited claimed that all their future smartphone platforms are Wi-Fi enabled with more attractive form factors. For more information about E28 and its subsidiaries, visit www.e28.com About Boingo Wireless Boingo Wireless, Inc. is an ultra-high-speed wireless Internet service available in tens of thousands of locations such as hotels, airports, cafes and other public places in dozens of countries throughout the world. The Boingo Roaming System comprises hundreds of Wi-Fi network operators, which are accessible through Boingo's connection software for laptops, PDAs, dual-mode phones and other embedded devices. The software -- available in SDK and white label GUI versions -- makes finding and connecting to Wi-Fi networks point-and-click simple, improving productivity for people on the go by enabling their device of choice for Wi-Fi roaming authentication. With the largest aggregated Wi-Fi network in the world, coupled with best-in-class software solutions for both laptops and portable devices, Boingo helps carriers and ISPs keep their customers connected with a high-quality broadband wireless connection. More information about Boingo is available at http://www.boingo.com. Boingo is a registered trademark of Boingo Wireless, Inc. Contacts: Rebecca Li Christian Gunning E28 Limited Boingo Wireless 8621-23060166 +1-310-586-4009 86-13901910536 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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