Intel ships first Atom-based smartphone

By , source: Intel

To most it doesn´t come as a surprise that Intel is planning to implement its Atom Z2460 Medfield system-on-a-chip in tablets. For a while now, there have been reports on the development of a mobile phone as well. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Lava Xolo X900 was already showcased. Furthermore, Intel and Google had joined forces to optimize the Android operating system for x86 processors.

It seems that the plans have come to fruition as Intel reports on its website that the Xolo X900 is now officially available in India. Earlier this week, Intel CEO Paul Ottelini stated that the Medfield-based smartphone would be shipping shortly. The actual release of the phone seems like a big step for Intel.

The Lava Xolo X900 smartphone features Intel's Atom X2460 1.6 GHz processor, HyperThreading technology, a 4.03-inch touchscreen, an 8 megapixel camera and runs on the Android operating system. Currently the phone is only available in India, where it carries a recommended price of about £260.

Intel enters the smartphone market with the Xolo X900

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