The first Intel smartphone: comfortably mid-range, eminently credible, and quietly revolutionary

Intel has wanted to be a part of the smartphone market since 2005. Its Atom line of processors and systems-on-chip was developed for this market, and each iteration has got smaller and more tightly integrated. With Medfield, announced earlier this year, the company finally has the chip it needs to take on ARM head-to-head. Intel has partnered with Indian manufacturer Lava International to bring its chipset to market, and the result is a new Android phone: the Xolo X900. The phone is not available in the US. It sells in India for about $420. The phone's specification is at the upper end of mid-range: 1024?00 4" screen, 8 MP rear camera with 1080p30 recording, 1.3 MP front camera, and 16 GB of storage. It runs Android 2.3.7, with an upgrade to version 4 due later this year. So far, so ordinary. The thing that sets it apart from its competition is its processor. It's called an Atom Z2460: a 1.6 GHz single core, hyperthreaded 64-bit x86 CPU, paired with a 400 MHz PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, and 1 GB RAM. Read the comme

The first Intel smartphone: comfortably mid-range, eminently credible, and quietly revolutionary

Intel has wanted to be a part of the smartphone market since 2005. Its Atom line of processors and systems-on-chip was developed for this market, and each iteration has got smaller and more ...

Wed 25 Apr 12 from Arstechnica

The premature demise of Windows 8 on ARM, courtesy of Intel’s Medfield

Other than the death of the Start button and the Metro UI, the single biggest change in Windows 8 is that it's now a fully paid up member of the touch-first ARM ecosystem -- but with Intel producing ...

Wed 25 Apr 12 from Extremetech

Intel's first Android phone, the XOLO X900, debuts in India

The XOLO X900, a smartphone built by Lava and powered by an Intel Atom chip, is set for launch later this month in India, Intel announced this week. 

Thu 19 Apr 12 from The Christian Science Monitor

Meet The XOLO X900, Intel First Atom-Powered Android Smartphone And It's Bound To Just India

With Lava's XOLO X900 Intel is entering uncharted territory. It's the chip maker's first major push into mobile phones. Intel revealed its new mobile strategy and upcoming hardware a few months ...

Thu 19 Apr 12 from TechCrunch

Intel's first smartphone, the Xolo X900 arrives April 23 in India

Indian handset manufacturer Lava today announced the imminent launch of what will be the world's first Intel-based smartphone to hit the consumer market, beating Lenovo and Orange to the ...

Thu 19 Apr 12 from Techspot

Xolo X900 is the first Intel-powered Android phone to go on sale

On April 23rd, Intel will finally see the first smartphone powered by one of their processors go up for sale. The Lava Xolo X900 will be offered up to customers in India for INR 22,000, or about ...

Thu 19 Apr 12 from Geek.com

First Intel smartphone in shops

The first smartphone powered by an Intel chip is to go on sale in India on 23 April.

Thu 19 Apr 12 from BBC Technology

Intel CEO: First Medfield smartphone launching this week

Earnings calls are usually a humdrum affair with a lot of boring numbers being thrown around. Sure, sometimes the numbers are higher or lower than expected, but only rarely do these calls make ...

Wed 18 Apr 12 from Geek.com

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