Intel for a long time is looking to make at dent at ARM’s share of smartphone CPU market, but is constantly failing. Its partnership with Nokia didn’t produce any fruitful result and now, for the first time, it has succeed in launching a smartphone in association with UK carrier, Orange. It runs on Android 2.7 (Gingerbread) but a planned upgrade to Android 4 is also on the pipeline for consumers. The device has been named as ‘Santa Clara’ and as of now, Orange will be exclusively launching it.
Below is the specification of the handset;
- Processor: Intel Atom processor Z2460 platform
- Display: 4.03 inches, 600 x 1024 pixels resolution
- Camera – 8MP rear camera 1.3mp front video calling camera
- Video capture: 1080p (Full HD) with HDMI Out
- Memory: 16 GB of storage
- 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 device bears resemblance to the phone that was announced last year, but certainly looks more polished in terms of performance and looks. Intel’s approach, as of now is cautious and will slowly be looking forward. It’s surprising to see a big company like Intel failing to make a head-start for years.
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