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Intel Atom based smartphones to go on sale starting tomorrow

18 April, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Intel Atom based smartphones to go on sale starting tomorrow - read the full textIntel CEO Paul Otellini announced during a financial earnings call that the company's first Atom based smartphone will go on sale "later this week". This is not really a surprise because the Indian company Lava, with whom Intel partnered to make Atom based Android phones, has already announced...


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AFAIK, mostly games will have trouble with this type of CPU.
99% of apps won't be affected.
If there is a .so (object file) file in .apk (.zip) then this app/game won't work.

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  • 2012-04-22 20:08
  • 3pw6

x86 architecture - processor of choice for windows 8 tablet tho'!

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  • 2012-04-19 02:18
  • 3G50

> In reply to Bill @ 2012-04-18 19:01 from 3J6d - click to readand who the hell told you current win 7.5 wont get appolo.
Microsoft never said that.
Atleast current lumia range will have it.

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  • 2012-04-18 21:00
  • t1$E

> In reply to rocky @ 2012-04-18 13:27 from Rx90 - click to readuntil Windows abandons all current 7.5 devices making them obsolete in 6 months time when they can't get Apollo, fragmentation my backside. I can still download apps and games from the Playstore and adapt to that particular programme on ICS even though it was intended for Gingerbread 2.3.5 and vice versa.

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  • 2012-04-18 19:01
  • 3J6d

india has two category fone companies.. one for bying a fone.. n other for poor ppl i say...
u knw reputed ones.. nd others are lemon.karbon.lava.oreva.onida. all make tchscreens n big screen fones at amazing low cost bt very less durable n guarantee n wrst type of sftwre..they hv strng position cz all poor get acess to multimedia at a cost of ntg.. dats only 15 -20 s..
i hav lavas shitty fone for dual sim jst foning purpose.. nd i cnt believe INTEL AND LAVA...

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  • 2012-04-18 18:34
  • rA7m

pocket heaters coming to market :)

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  • 2012-04-18 18:29
  • utb{

Good thing that Intel is doing something about mobile chipsets. But they probably chose a wrong brand to partner up with.Not that lava is bad or anything but except Lava and probably Lenovo they should also have partnered with bigger brands such as HTC(brands who do not manufacture their own chipsets like Samsung). Now they are gonna have a slower starting sales. Waiting eagerly for benchmarks!!

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  • 2012-04-18 17:27
  • vGtr

Love Intel, not too familiar with Lava though I'm highly interested in this device. Can't wait for the beginning of May so I can see what Intel has been cooking up with Samsung in Tizen. Come on Intel!

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  • 2012-04-18 17:15
  • jxxN

Intel test is geting lower
OMG....they partner is a 3rd class Indian mobile company
this time Intel frusted me no ofenese

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  • 2012-04-18 17:07
  • uNVD

at this market Intel sure not the first , ARM is way better then them now and i dont see it change in the near future but good compitition

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  • 2012-04-18 17:00
  • S0Cm

> In reply to [deleted post]It's good to be proud :) but here I don't see anything to be proud about. Intel has chosen an Indian company/market to test it's first batch of processors...kind of guinea pig!

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  • 2012-04-18 16:16
  • jtfU

At last Lava? Very few will care even in India!
At least Intel would go for Micromax which have some real market in mobile industry. Leave alone LG,Samsung,Sony!

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  • 2012-04-18 15:53
  • ut6x

Wow no major announcement and atleast intel should have gone with a class company ,ya lava is not that bad bt repo

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  • 2012-04-18 15:27
  • PSxY

Where and when and where you can buy?

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  • 2012-04-18 13:38
  • 5I}E

On the downside, this gonna add some more fragmentation on android. Next thing you knoww we gonna have really powerful hardware spec but no powerful software to play around with.
Then would be the right time to jump to WP (or back to iOS)

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  • 2012-04-18 13:27
  • Rx90

Take a look at price is 20000 ($400) which is online if you go in the store u'll find it at 18000 inr

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  • 2012-04-18 13:03
  • 2@n0

> In reply to usman @ 2012-04-18 10:07 from u1v} - click to readhaha, i7 processor for a mobile phone...I bet the battery will last only 15min :P

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  • 2012-04-18 12:23
  • IVGe

about time! but still a long way to go...

When MS gives the green light to other manufactures, we have go for lift off, since most people will say but it don't have dual core let alone quad, fair enough it wont be as powerful as what we have now, but that will change.

But, the number 1 question a 1.6ghz core CPU with very advanced power management and some nifty little tricks from Intel, I think this phone will just give them enough feed back to go mainstream. I want one and because it's not ARM just what else can be *done* :D grins.

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  • 2012-04-18 12:06
  • sG%5

hello gsmarena, this Phone Is going TO cost less than 20000 inr (maximum 20000 inr)($400) and this Is For sure. Not everyone knows lava like samsung , lg or nokia

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  • 2012-04-18 11:55
  • PS@L

The specs are good but based on resolution and processor it's highly doubtful that this would support many apps but surely it won't beat Samsung or anything and i7 on a smartphone would be a suicide

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  • 2012-04-18 11:50
  • KFM1

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