According to Intel CEO Paul Otellini, his lips have let loose the Kraken. Wait a minute, I have mixed things up a wee bit there, Otellini mentioned to investors that Intel’s very first Medfield-powered smartphone is ripe and ready to roll out to the masses sometime later this week. There are also whispers going around that the Lenovo K800 (see its benchmarks) will carry the honor of being the first Intel-powered smartphone, bringing along with it an Intel Atom 1.6GHz Z2460 processor, a 4.5″ touchscreen display as well as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system of choice.
We did manage to spend some time with the Lenovo K800 at CES earlier this year in Las Vegas, and have come away impressed for a first time effort by the world’s largest microprocessor company. It would be interesting to see just what kind of performance future smartphones from Motorola and other OEMs deliver while running on Intel’s Medfield platform later this year.
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