Intel announces new smartphone initiatives
Dubai, January 11, 2012
Intel Corporation has announced advancements across its smartphone business, including a multi-year, multi-device strategic partnership with Motorola Mobility, and a handset by Lenovo based on the company’s new Intel Atom processor platform.
Several smartphones based on the new Atom processor are expected to come to market this year, a statement from the company said.
“The best of Intel computing is coming to smartphones,” said Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini. “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 made the announcements during a keynote address at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show. He also detailed Ultrabook category momentum and described how the company is innovating to deliver superior experiences across a range of mobile devices.
He highlighted the Intel Atom processor Z2460 platform, formerly “Medfield,” which was specifically designed for smartphones and tablets, and delivers leading performance with competitive, energy efficiency.
The effort includes smartphones that Motorola will begin to ship in the second half of the year using Intel Atom processors and the Android platform. The collaboration, which also covers tablets, combines Intel’s leadership in silicon technology and computing innovation with Motorola’s mobile device design expertise.
The Lenovo K800 smartphone will be available in China in the second quarter and run on China Unicom’s 21Mbs network. It features the low-power Intel Atom processor Z2460 with Intel hyper-threading technology, support for HSPA+ with the Intel XMM 6260 platform, and the Lenovo LeOS user interface for a localised experience in China, said a statement.
The smartphone features sleek packaging, a 4.03-inch high-resolution LCD touch screen, and two cameras delivering advanced imaging capabilities, including burst mode that allows individuals to capture 15 pictures in less than a second with 8-megapixel quality.
Showcasing the popular Angry Birds application on the phone, Bell pointed to broad Android applications support that allows Intel technology-based smartphones to run Android applications, including those compiled for other architectures.
The Ultrabook, XPS 13 is newly powered by the Intel Core i7 processor. Scheduled for February availability, it weighs 2.99 lbs and provides up to 8 hours of battery life, the statement said.
Intel will further accelerate the Ultrabook innovation in 2012 with third generation Intel Core processors, codenamed “Ivy Bridge,” with the help of its 22nm 3D tri-gate transistors.
Applications specifically suited for the Ultrabook are available from the Intel AppUp center, a one-stop shop for the latest PC apps, it said.
The company also announced a strategic partnership between Intel and Technicolor surrounding M-GO, an app powered by Intel AppUp that brings high-definition, premium digital content for television, movies, music and apps to Ultrabook devices and other Intel-based devices with Intel Insider in the second quarter of 2012.
M-GO will provide movies and TV shows from major Hollywood studios and help manage HD premium content across multiple devices and platforms via a single intuitive, secure user interface. – TradeArabia News Service
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