Get Ready For Intel-Based Phones; First Medfield Model to Ship

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Intel may be a giant when it comes to PCs, and the company once even made a name for itself with mobile devices, producing chips for old Windows Mobile devices. In the years that followed, we saw a shift in power over to ARM and chips based on its designs. Today, Intel is fixing to get back into the game, and see its chips start being used in upcoming smartphones. We heard earlier this year about a number of such models that would use Intel’s Medfield chips. Now, it looks like one is finally about to show up, with Intel mentioning the pending launch of the phone during a call with investors.

While the company’s CEO stated that the first new smartphone using its chips would ship before the end of the week, he didn’t name the model nor manufacturer. We had heard that the Lenovo K800 would be the first such handset to arrive, but since its announcement there have been plenty of other possibilities that have come along.

The safe money might be on Lenovo, but a lot can change in three months’ time, and there’s always a chance the K800 was delayed. Based on what Intel’s revealed, we should know the truth in just a matter of days.

Source: Electronista

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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