Intel-powered smartphones to roll out soonBy Matikas Santos
MANILA, Philippines—Expect to see Intel inside smartphones soon.
World leader in computer manufacturing, Intel Corporation, announced that it has partnered with mobile phone manufacturer, Motorola Mobility, for a “multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship.”
Motorola smartphones running on Intel’s latest Atom processors are expected to be released in the second half of this year, it said in a statement.
Lenovo is also set to release a smartphone running on Intel’s Atom processor in China as early as the second quarter.
The Lenovo K800 smartphone will have the Z2460 Atom processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and will run on the Android platform.
Paul Otellini, president and chief executive officer of Intel Corporation, said that “the best of Intel computing is coming to smartphones.”
“Our efforts with Lenovo and Motorola Mobility will help to establish Intel processors in smartphones and provide a solid foundation from which to build in 2012 and into the future,” Otellini said.
The Intel Atom Z2460 platform was specifically designed for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, the statement said. “It delivers leading performance with competitive, energy efficiency.”
Michael Bell, general manager of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Groups, demonstrated the Intel Smartphone Reference Design, a fully functioning smartphone design, that features sleek packaging, a 4.03-inch high-resolution LCD touch screen, and two cameras capable of a burst mode that captures 15 pictures in less than a second with eight megapixel quality.
The design is also capable of Full 1080p with HDMI video out and six hours HDMI video playback. The design has a power efficiency of 14 days on standby, the statement said.
Intel is also moving forward with its Ultrabook design category.
“More than 75 ultra sleek, ultra responsive and secure Ultrabook systems are expected to ship this year,” it said. Intel attributed the strong momentum due to the “broad consumer appeal and ecosystem support.”
Through the Ultrabook design category, Intel is looking to “re-invent personal computing,” the statement said.
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