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    After taking a bit of a hiatus from the mobile scene, Intel got back into the business of making SoCs for smartphones last year, bringing us devices like Motorola's RAZR i. While the Atom chips we've seen so far have been single-core components, last September we heard from Intel's Director of Product Marketing that dual-core components were in the pipeline. Now the company has revealed that these dual-core Atoms are finally ready to go public, and it will be showing them off at the MWC later this month. While phones built around single-core Atoms, like the Acer Liquid C1 we just told you ...

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    Intel unveiled its new Lexington platform at CES with mid-range specifications for emerging markets and two manufacturers, Acer and Xolo, have decided to employing it in their smartphones. The Acer phone we've seen at CES turns out to be the Liquid C1, as it was just confirmed. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 and packs a 4.3-inch display, eight-megapixel camera, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich -- for which the SoC is optimized -- as well as a not-as-cheap-as-we-expected price point of about 9,990 baht (roughly $333) outright in Thailand. There's also a 2,000mAh battery to power ...

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    The new Lexington platform for mobile devices in emerging markets is not the only thing that came out of Intel's labs at this year's CES. The chip-maker also announced its new line-up of low-power Ivy Bridge processors meant to drive ultrabooks and tablets. Offering five times the performance of the now quite stale NVIDIA Tegra 3, the new processors draw much less power then the current low-power processors, specifically 7 watts instead of 17. The upcoming Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S, shown off at CES, is not the only device that will pack these new processors. Apparently, Microsoft's ...

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    Intel introduced its new Lexington (Z2420) platform for mobile devices at CES 2o13, a follow-up to its previous Medfield SoC, however, aimed at emerging markets. The chipset is optimized for Android applications and the processor clocks as high as 1.2GHz, making use of hyper-threading technology. There is support for five-megapixel main camera and 1.3-megapixel webcam, 1080p 30 fps video and HSPA+ data speeds. Graphics duties are carrier out by the PowerVR SGX 540 GPU. Acer and Xolo are already employing the Lexington platform in their smartphones, as pictured above. However, no more ...

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    Acer may be better known for its tablets, but the manufacturer continues to dabble in the smartphone sphere; earlier this year, we talked about the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo Androids. According to one exec, the company has another smartphone in the works, with plans to release the handset before the year's out. VP Peter Shieh recently mentioned this phone to reporters, including the important detail that it will run one of Intel's new chips. With the launch of the Motorola RAZR i, such SoCs are finally starting to go mainstream, and Acer's phone, presumably an Android as well, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through Samsung's announcement that they'll be deploying Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the Galaxy S III starting today with Poland. We later talk about Apple's recent move to fix maps on iOS 6 by hiring ex-Google Maps employees. Then we go through Intel's recent silent announcement that they'll be expanding to both dual-core and quad-core processors for smartphones in the next coming months. The iPhone 5 again makes the news because it just sold 5 million units on opening weekend, but we end today's show by going through the complaints of scratched and ...

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    Motorola's announcement of the RAZR i may be the most high-profile usage of the Intel's new Atom-based Medfield SoCs to date, but it won't see a release in the US. As an LTE-crazy nation, it's getting harder and harder to market new smartphones lacking 4G radios, and we haven't seen any of these phones with Intel chips also support LTE. In a recent interview, Intel’s Director of Product Marketing Sumeet Syal commented on the lack of LTE in these first-gen Medfield designs, and touched on where the company is going from here. The good news is that you shouldn't have long to wait before we ...

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    This time on the Pocketnow Weekly: SO MANY NEWS. "It's been quite a week" is something of a tired phrase when it comes to mobile technology, and we've used it, verbatim, for the past month or so -- because it's true. From Windows Phone 8 to Android to iOS 6 to ... heck, even BlackBerry had some news this week. We did our best to get to most of it on the podcast, but there's only so much time in a morning, especially when some of the news is so finely detailed. Tune in to this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast for in-depth discussion of HTC's new Windows Phone 8 handsets, new Android phones ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the joint Motorola-Intel event that just happened in London, and where their new RAZR i smartphone was announced, powered by Intel's new Medfield processor. We then talk about LG's Korean announcement of the Optimus G, which we'll see in the US starting tomorrow. Then we go through our recent coverage of Amazon's Kindler Fire 7 HD, which is quickly knocking on a door near you. HTC also made some headlines with some press renders of their One X 5 coming to Verizon. We then end the sow talking about Microsoft's Steve Ballmer providing details on ...

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    It's only been a few days since we reviewed the Motorola Droid RAZR M, but it's already got a nearly identical twin on the way - identical in the looks department, anyway. Announced earlier today, the Motorola "RAZR i" offers almost no visual cues to set it apart from its slightly older sibling, apart from a hardware camera key. The real story is inside. The RAZR i is the world's first Motorola-built Android smartphone powered by an Intel CPU. We first caught a sniff of this back in February, when it was rumored to be Motorola's first Ice Cream Sandwich-sporting device. That bit didn't pan ...

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    It's finally here: an Android-powered smartphone running on an Intel chip. That's big news, right? Sure it is, but the devil is in the details. The phone in question is the RAZR i -- the "i", if you couldn't guess, is for "Intel", and it's running one of Intel's Medfield-based Atom processors. What's so special about Intel? Intel is world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue1, but they've been somewhat slow getting into the mobile market (and by that I mean smartphones and tablets). The primary reason for that is due to their architecture. When most ...

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    If you think that the RAZR I which was unveiled this morning by Motorola and Intel is worth purchasing you can now do so if you live in the UK (or import from there if you're in the US or somewhere else). The official, SIM-free (unlocked) price is £285 (£342 inc.VAT) -- which translates to $463 -- and the first stock is due early next month. Just to recap: it packs a 2GHz single-core Intel Medfield processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED screen, 8GB of internal storage (5GB accessible), microSD expansion slot, eight-megapixel camera plus all the usual suspects. Sadly there's no Jelly ...

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    We knew Intel was going to be part of today's Motorola announcement and we had a pretty good hunch that it will be making the processor which will power whatever phone the company will unveil today. We now have the official info: the Motorola RAZR I is powered by an Intel Atom (Medfield) processor and it's the world's first phone to run on a 2GHz SoC (single-core though, but with hyper-threading). Motorola is proud to call this the biggest launch in the UK since the RAZR. The newborn RAZR I packs an edge-to-edge 4.3-inch AMOLED screen ("with virtually no border") which will appeal to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the iPhone 5, all the details of the event, and what you can expect out of Apple's new Smartphone. We then go through the new iPod line-up, which includes an new iPod Touch that brings forth the design that we were all expecting for the iPhone 5. Later we talk about Motorola's event teaser that mentions edge-to-edge and Intel, and just sounds like the Motorola Droid RAZR M variant that we leaked in February running an Intel processor. Then we go through Microsoft's announcement of the Windows Phone 8 store, and we end today's show talking ...

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    Last week, we got news of Motorola's latest Android offerings, the regular and Maxx versions of the Droid RAZR HD, as well as the more petite Droid RAZR M. Besides those models coming to the US on Verizon, we learned that the international version of the latter, the RAZR M (sans Droid), would be seeing some hardware changes, swapping out its Snapdragon for an Intel chip. Now it looks like Motorola and Intel are trying to drum-up some excitement for the international launch of this handset, releasing a new teaser video. Even if we hadn't already heard about the Intel-powered Razr M, this ...

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