M-Systems, a leader in flash-based data storage products, today announced that the Mobile DiskOnChip flash disk has been designed into the first CDMA-1X smartphone produced in China.

Available now, the "CoolPAD688" smartphone from Yulong is designed to be marketed locally in mainland China. M-Systems' Mobile DiskOnChip is a critical component in the phone, delivering 32MB of capacity for storage of data and the boot code. Based on the Motorola DragonBall SVZ processor, the CoolPAD688 runs the Nucleus operating system, which is also stored on Mobile DiskOnChip.

"DiskOnChip was easy to integrate with the Nucleus OS and DragonBall CPU, which helped us to be the first to bring a CDMA-1X smartphone to the market," said Ming Li, vice president of R&D for Yulong Telecom. "Compared to NOR and raw NAND flash, DiskOnChip is a reliable solution with a low cost structure that has enabled us to create the best smartphone for the Chinese market."

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