Aava Mobile announced a while ago the launch of a mobile device that was powered by an Intel Atom (code name Moorestown) processor, which was meant mainly for development purposes, and which seems to have received a brother. The company has recently showcased its second device powered by the Moorestown processor, the Virta 2 reference design.
According to the guys over at Engadget, the new smartphone is set to start shipping to developers pretty soon. The new Aava Mobile device comes with a rugged design (the original was thinner), boasting a more durable gunmetal frame, while packing quad-band radios, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, two cameras to enable video chat testing, along with all the necessary sensors (compass, accelerometer, ambient light and proximity).
Aava Mobile expects for the first units of the new device to start shipping in late August or early September, it seems. The platform should become commercially available next year, though this handset might never land in end-user’s hands. The price tag for Virta 2 has been set at €1900 (around $2400), which makes it a rather expensive handset.
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