its multiplatform relationship with the world's leading provider of Microsoft
Windows Mobile devices, SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of
GPS-enabled silicon and premium software location platforms, today disclosed
that its high-sensitivity SiRFstarIII is being used in HTC's first GPS-enabled
Available under the HTC brand as well as in customized versions for operator
partners, the HTC P3300
features a single-chip SiRF GSC3 GPS receiver along with SiRF's exclusive
HTC, one of the fastest growing companies in the converged mobile device market,
is utilizing SiRF's industry-leading GPS technology to deliver high-performance
location awareness and navigation capabilities. SiRFstarIII's extremely high
sensitivity, combined with SiRF's sophisticated navigation algorithms provides
the HTC P3300 with best-in-class GPS signal acquisition, making real-time
navigation practical even through urban canyons and under dense foliage.
SiRFInstantFix enables the HTC P3300 to achieve the first fix in as little as
eight seconds after it is turned on. With SiRFInstantFix, the HTC P3300 can not
only start tracking satellites and navigating more quickly, it can do it using
much weaker signals, removing the barrier that often stands in the way of
successfully navigating under marginal conditions.
"For years, HTC has been quietly building innovative PDA Phones and
Smartphones for major OEMs and the world's leading carriers," said Kanwar
Chadha, founder and vice president of marketing for SiRF. "We are extremely
pleased that our chipset is being used by HTC."
The HTC P3300 quad-band GSM navigation smartphone combines SiRFstarIII- powered
GPS location capabilities with Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0. It includes pocket
versions of Outlook e-mail, calendar and contacts, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player 10, and even includes an FM stereo
radio. Wireless connectivity is provided through GPRS, WiFi and Bluetooth. The
HTC P3300 delivers all this in a compact package that measures 108 mm x 58 mm x
16.8 mm, weighing just 130 grams.
"Because of SiRF's emphasis on innovation and its strong position within
the GPS market, the SiRFstarIII technology was an ideal choice for HTC,"
said Fred Liu, chief operating officer at HTC. "The HTC P3300 packs abundant
functionality into a compact form factor, and the SiRFstarIII provides
consumers with world-class navigation capabilities."
Winner of the PC Magazine's 2005 award for Technical Excellence, the SiRFstarIII
can track more than 20 GPS satellites, employs the equivalent of more than
200,000 correlators and sophisticated navigation algorithms, and is able to
acquire signals down to -159 dBm, making real-time navigation practical in
almost any environment. The GCS3 combines a complete GPS digital baseband
processor, RF front end and stacked flash in a single, compact, 7-mm x 10-mm
package to deliver unmatched time to first fix (TTFF) at the low signal levels.
Cheers ~ Arne