Intel-powered smartphones coming this year

By Jos ยท 5 replies
Feb 16, 2011
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  1. Intel CEO Paul Otellini said during a keynote at Mobile World Congress that a number of smartphone models would be launched this year using the firm's processors. The company seems very optimistic about its upcoming smartphone core, dubbed Medfield, but so far remains tight-lipped on possible partners or any further information besides saying that it is a "pretty exciting" time for them.

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    I'll believe it when I see it =P
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    They have few prototypes already, I think Intel may be in better position if they continue developing that MeeGo OS for their own smartphone; and if they can combine the hardware and software in a competitive package which may be a pretty good bet. Along with the support for other OS platforms like Android/WP7 as well.
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Nvidia tegra will still be the way to go.
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Who knows, considering the resources of Intel, and if they put in a real effort i wouldn't rule them out about catching nVidia in its track in a short period. Beside nVidia isnt a big player at its own in this arena, ARM is; hence it should be their target.
  6. Intel previously had a license for ARM. That division was sold to Marvell. Intel engineers must have studied those designs and chose a different way. 3 things are lining up for Intel. (1) On the chip security features which may or may not be related to the MacAfee division. (2) The purchase of the Infineon Intel can design the basebands right into the chip. (3) Intel will be the first to 22nm. Intel smartphone chips should be very competitive and be able to run Windows, MeeGo, Android and Apple OS X.

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