First Intel smartphone launched
Intel and Lava International Ltd today announced availability of the world's first Intel powered smartphone, the XOLO X900. The partnership was first announced at Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, in Feb 2012. The XOLO X900 is the first smartphone to be powered by an Intel Atom processor. It will be released first in India.
Built around the Intel Atom Z2460 processor with HyperThreading, using Intel's reference smartphone design, the XOLO X90 supports HSPA+ 3G connectivity. The Z2460 has a 1.6 GHz single-core CPU with HyperThreading support, as well as a 400 MHz integrated GPU. It has a full 1080p codec built in, making it suitable for movie playback and gaming, among other entertainment uses. For image capture, there is an 8 MP camera, with burst mode capability allowing 10 frames per second to be captured.
The phone has a 4.03 inch high-resolution LCD touch screen, which offers sharp images and text. Initially it will run on Android Gingerbread, but it is planned for it to be upgraded seamlessly over the air to Android's Ice Cream Sandwich. The battery life is claimed to allow for up to 5 hours of 3G browsing, 45 hours of audio playback, or 8 hours talk time.
The device will be available from April 23, with pricing starting at INR 22000 ($420).
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