News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

Intel Corp. and Lava International, one of India’s fastest-growing mobile handset companies, on Thursday said that Xolo X900, the first smartphone with Intel Atom Z2460 inside, will be available to customers for purchase beginning 23rd April at a street price of approximately INR22000, or €320/$422.

“Through Xolo X900, we are happy to bring to the Indian market a device that addresses the needs of those for whom speed and performance matters. [...] The initial reviews of Xolo X900 have been very positive and independent benchmarks clearly point to the fact that when it comes to speed and performance, Xolo X900 is the gold standard,” said Vishal Sehgal, co-founder and director of Lava International.

The Xolo X900 is based on Intel’s smartphone reference design, which is based on Atom Z2460 system-on-chip (Atom core at 1.60GHz, PowerVR-based graphics core with OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL 2.1, OpenVG 1.1 support clocked at 400MHz with hardware accelerated high-definition 1080p video playback, 32-bit LPDDR2 memory controller and so on) supporting 3G/HSPA+ with the Intel XMM 6260 communication processor. The reference design smartphones have 4.03" screens, 8MP cameras and use Google Android 4.0 operating system. The Xolo X900 will initially come with Android 2.3 operating system with a planned over-the-air software upgrade to Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" platform shortly. Intel declares up to 5 hours of 3G browsing, 45 hours of audio and 8 hours of talk time.

“The first smartphone with Intel inside is now available to Indian consumers. The boundaries of personal computing are expanding. As we enter the India market with our first smartphone from Lava, the device not only showcases the rich capabilities and user benefits of Intel computing, but also highlights the exciting possibilities of what’s still to come,” said Mike Bell, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the mobile and communications group.

Intel's path to smartphones has been extremely long and thorny. After dumping its ARM-based Xscale product division in 2006, the company has been attempting to crack the markets of smartphones and tablets since 2008. The world's largest maker of chips now expects several other companies, including Motorola Mobility/Google and Lenovo Group, to reveal their smartphones based on own designs and Intel reference design in Q2 2012.

Tags: Intel, Medfield, Atom, Android, Lava

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, July 28, 2014

12:11 pm | Intel Core i7-5960X “Haswell-E” De-Lidded: Twelve Cores and Alloy-Based Thermal Interface. Intel Core i7-5960X Uses “Haswell-EP” Die, Promises Good Overclocking Potential

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10:40 pm | ARM Preps Second-Generation “Artemis” and “Maya” 64-Bit ARMv8-A Offerings. ARM Readies 64-Bit Cores for Non-Traditional Applications

7:38 pm | AMD Vows to Introduce 20nm Products Next Year. AMD’s 20nm APUs, GPUs and Embedded Chips to Arrive in 2015

4:08 am | Microsoft to Unify All Windows Operating Systems for Client PCs. One Windows OS will Power PCs, Tablets and Smartphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

10:32 pm | PQI Debuts Flash Drive with Lightning and USB Connectors. PQI Offers Easy Way to Boost iPhone or iPad Storage

10:08 pm | Japan Display Begins to Mass Produce IPS-NEO Displays. JDI Begins to Mass Produce Rival for AMOLED Panels

12:56 pm | Microsoft to Fire 18,000 Employees to Boost Efficiency. Microsoft to Perform Massive Job Cut Ever Following Acquisition of Nokia