By Telecom Lead Team: Intel Corporation announced an
array of advancements across its smartphone business, including a multi-year,
multi-device strategic relationship with Motorola Mobility and a handset by
Lenovo based on the company’s new Intel Atom processor platform at the CES
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,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini.
Intel CEO 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. Smartphones based on the new Atom processor are expected to come to
market in 2012.
Under the multi-year, multi-device strategic partnership,
Motorola will begin to ship in the second half of this year using Intel Atom
processors and the Android platform. The collaboration also covers tablets,
combines Intel’s leadership in silicon technology and computing innovation with
Motorola’s mobile device design expertise.
Sharing the stage, Liu Jun, Lenovo senior vice president
and president of Mobile Internet and Digital Home, launched the Lenovo K800
smartphone based on Intel technology and running the Android platform at the
same stage. The K800 smartphone will be available in China in the second
quarter and will run on China Unicom’s 21Mbs network.
Intel also demoed its Smartphone Reference Design that
aims to shrink device development time and costs for phone OEMs and carriers.
This fully functioning smartphone features sleek packaging, a 4.03-inch
high-resolution LCD touch screen for crisp text and vibrant images, and two
cameras delivering advanced imaging capabilities.
Additionally, the company demonstrated forthcoming 32nm
Intel Atom SoC for tablets and hybrids running on Microsoft Windows 8,
codenamed Clover Trail.”
Dell and Intel jointly announced the company’s first
Ultrabook, the new XPS 13 powered by the Intel Core i7 processor.
Recently, Gartner Research said that Intel was leading the global chip market in 2011,
with a commanding lead over Samsung Electronics.