MWC – Intel joins in the Android War
A lot of smartphone enthusiasts were waiting for a smartphone powered with an Intel® chip inside it. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mobile Operating Giants “Orange” went and did just that. Code-named “Santa Clara” Orange celebrating its tenth anniversary of a successful line-up of smartphones through the years unveiled this beauty. It is only available for Orange customers in the UK and France so far. The smartphone runs an Intel® Atom™ processor.
- Processor: Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 platform
- Display: 4.03”, 600×1024 pixel
- Camera – 8MP Front: 1.3mp rear
- Video capture: 1080p with HDMI Out
- Memory: 16GB
- Mobile Features: GSM bands 1900 / 1800 / 900 / 850 MHz , UMTS bands: 2100 / 1900 / 900 / 850 MHz, GPRS / EDGE Class 10, Bluetooth: V2.1, A-GPS support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Dimensions: 123 x 63 x 9.99
- Weight: 117g
The smartphone will come bundled with a bunch of Orange services like Orange TV, Dailymotion, Deezer, Orange Wednesdays, Your Orange and Orange Gestures. The smartphone will come built in with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with a possible update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich later on.
As Intel is one of the leading processor manufacturers in the world, many are hoping that Intel has the key to the battery life issues most powerhouse smart phones of 2011 had. Well only time will tell if Intel has come up with a solution to it or not.