Futuremark announced the general availability of SPMark for Windows Mobile and Linux handheld devices.
SPMark is the most comprehensive benchmarking suite for modern smartphones as it benchmarks all relevant mobile OS environments such as Windows Mobile, Linux, and earlier announced products for Symbian and Mobile Java. Futuremark benchmarks enable a user to professionally and objectively evaluate system performance across various smartphones, OS environments and workloads. SPMark benchmarking suite gives an easy-to-understand SPMark system score which is fully comparable with that of other phones and between different Operating Systems. SPMark for WinMobile and Linux is available immediately and includes 3D gaming and theoretical tests for 3D performance evaluation, system tests for WinMobile and Linux applications (e.g. calendar and contacts database) and customizable test runs which include a battery test option.
"Consumers have increasing amount of Windows Mobile and Linux OS based mobile devices to select with rich multimedia application support, cool new user interfaces, and high performing graphics. Futuremark's SPMark benchmarks are the only objective products available that enable the whole industry to evaluate and compare the performance and usefulness of new hardware, mobile devices and different mobile OS environments with the real-world application content and system level tests." said Petri Talala, Vice President, Mobile Business for Futuremark Corp.