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Conversay Partners with PalmPalm for Mobile Linux OS

After announcing its integration into the first Linux PDA at the beginning of the year, Conversay has jumped deeper into the Linux market, announcing a partnership with Seoul-based PalmPalm Technology Inc., a software company optimizing the Linux OS for mobile devices.

Redmond-based Conversay will integrate its speech recognition software into the "Tynux" embedded Linux platform developed by PalmPalm, to be used on smart phones, Web appliances, and other wireless devices.

"PalmPalm Technologies' embedded Linux solution is extremely attractive to our prospects who are looking for an eLinux stack that is stable and highly differentiated," said Sung Soo Lee, general manager of Conversay Korea. "This partnership confirms the compatibility of speech with mobile Linux - after being part of the world's first Linux PDA, Conversay will also be in the first Linux-based smart phone."

As part of the agreement, Conversay speech technology will provide one of the interfaces for the world's first Linux-based smart phone, running on Tynux and shown at next week's Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco.

"Integrating a speech interface to our platform enables us to bring a whole new value package to not only our customers, but the end users of our customers' devices," said Kerny Choi, CEO of PalmPalm Technologies.

The device incorporates the functions of both cellular phone and PDA, along with multimedia functionalities including animation, MP3, video communication and more, all driven by a speech interface.

Tynux, developed by PalmPalm Technology, is an embedded Linux operating system released early this year.