Touchscreen mobile devices are increasingly popular due to the intuitive user experience and new ways of interacting with the device. For a long time, touchscreens had remained a feature associated only with high-end smartphones. Ixonos developed an affordable touchscreen smartphone for a customer in an independent development project.
Ixonos has acquired the ability to carry out full product creation projects from ideation to execution of both hardware and software requirements. When one of Ixonos’ long-time customers had in its product portfolio a clear need for a competitively priced touchscreen phone, they chose Ixonos to develop an appealing mass-market touchscreen phone in a comprehensive development project.
Ixonos developed the device independently from start to finish. We handled the smartphone’s design encompassing electronics design, mechanical engineering, software development and testing, as well as support for the approval, production and sourcing processes. Throughout the project, we used our Jyväskylä test laboratory’s facilities extensively to ensure the phone’s superb functionality and top performance. Our engineers controlled the component supply chain in full, managing also external suppliers’ materials and their quality assurance. We carried out the project from concept development to completed product in just 11 months, thus ensuring exceptional time-to-market for our customer’s new device.
Extensive use of our state-of-the-art test laboratory and world-class device development skills allowed us to design a high-quality smartphone that taps into new innovations. By outsourcing the device creation to us, our customer reached unprecedented levels of transparency: they were able to launch a complete and fully-conformant device without tying up their own R&D resources. Now consumers can enjoy the touchscreen user experience, high-quality functionality and top performance in a competitively priced smartphone. On the market, the device has proven extremely popular in its segment.