Intel’s First Atom Based Smartphone Launched By Lava

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We have been seeing logo of Intel Inside on PC’s for decades and now Intel has made its way to smartphones. Intel has also joined the party of smartphone vendors and in association with Lava, has announced the launch of the XOLO X900, the first smartphone with Intel inside.

Priced at Rs 22,000, Xolo X900 is the first-ever Atom processor-based smartphone. Intel plans to launch a number of other smartphones in partnership with Motorola, Lenovo and Orange later this year.

The phone features a 4.03″ inch high resolution LCD display and an 8 megapixel camera. The XOLO X900 runs Android 2.3, which is upgradable to Android 4.0. The XOLO X900 comes with a 400 MHz Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) and its 8 megapixel camera can click up to 10 pictures in less than a second.  Other features include, Near Field Communication (NFC), HDMI connectivity and HD video playback.

The phone features Intel’s Atom processor Z2460 with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and a clock speed of 1.6 Ghz. This makes it the world’s fastest processor in any mobile device in the world, claimed Intel. It also promises a fast browsing, graphics and the user interface has been developed in close partnership with Intel.

The launch of Lava Xolo X90o marks Intel’s entry into the smartphone business which has so far been overwhelmingly dominated by lesser-known microprocessor makers like ARM Technologies and Qualcomm, besides other players like Nvidia,TexasInstruments and Broadcom.

The phone will go on sale for customers on April 23, 2012 at Croma stores and at Xolo.in, followed by availability in other retail chains and online stores from early May.

As per industry sources, Lava has plans to add two more handsets with Intel Atom processor by this year end. An entry level Android phone that will be around Rs 10,000 and a mid-range smartphone that will be in price range of Rs 15,000.

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