Paul Otellini, Intel’s CEO, said in a keynote on Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that Lenovo and Motorolla will release smartphones and tablets based on Intel’s Atom chips code-named Medfield.
“The best of Intel computing is now coming to smartphones,” Otellini said during the keynote.Lenovo K800 on the stage demonstrates the first smartphone with Intel’s x86 chip powered by Atom Z2460 chip running at 1.6GHz. K800 has a 4.5 inch screen displaying video at 720p resolution. It will be based on the Lenovo LeOS interface. The K800 will be first launched in China through China Unicom in Q2 of the year as reported by the company.
The Motorola phone with intel chips will also be released in the second quarter of this year.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Intel to deliver smartphones and tablets based on Intel’s Atom processor to consumers and businesses,” said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “Though there are 5 billion mobile subscribers in the world, less than 800 million are using a smartphone today. With Android as the leading smartphone OS globally and advancements in computing technology we see tremendous opportunity for the converged devices market.”
“When great silicon and software technology meets great mobile and design innovation, amazing things can happen,” Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini, said in a statement. “Our long-term relationship with Motorola Mobility will help accelerate Intel® architecture into new mobile market segments. We expect the combination of our companies to break new ground and bring the very best of computing capabilities to smartphones and tablets, which in turn will help to create powerful new experiences that connect and enrich people’s lives wherever they may be.”
“We will have devices and carrier validation this summer,” and the product would be launched shortly after that said Sanjay Jha.