updated 04:25 pm EST, Thu February 3, 2011
Aava to bring 2nd gen Core handset to MWC
Aava Mobile is issuing invites to check out its 8.9mm thin Core smartphone at the Mobile World Congress show in mid-February. The device will be powered by the Intel Medfield CPU, just like the phone briefly shown last week. The second-generation Core platform will run on both Android and MeeGo and be aimed at developers rather than end users.
The device can be used to develop a core for smartphones or tablets and even larger devices such as ATMs, TVs, refrigerators and more.
At last year's MWC, Aava showed off an Intel Atom Z600-powered smartphone prototype. The production version was called the Virta 2 and was also aimed at developers. As such, it cost an extreme $2,400. It ran on MeeGo but was said to be capable of switching to Android by swapping out the microSD memory card.