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Intel might produce an x86 Windows Phone as company seeks engineers familiar with the platform

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Intel might produce an x86 Windows Phone as company seeks engineers familiar with the platform
Intel already cracked the CPU market for some Android models with devices like the Motorola RAZR i. That phone, which just got Jelly Beaned in France the other day, runs on a single-core 2GHz Intel Atom processor using the 32nm manufacturing process. Now it looks like the chip maker wants to bring the old Wintel team to the world of smartphones. An ad in Linkedin reveals that Intel is seeking  Windows Phone Engineers. The content of the ad also reveals what Intel has in mind as it says that the company is going "beyond PCs and servers to netbooks, handhelds, consumer electronics devices, and more."

The Intel powered Motorola RAZR i

The Intel powered Motorola RAZR i

But Intel is not going to be spending money on a lost cause. Hermann Eul, President of Intel’s Mobile Communications Group, said that while Intel's roadmap includes products that can support Windows on a smartphone, the decision whether to put x86 into a Windows Phone is ultimately a financial one. Judging from the job ad, it seems that Intel has decided to at least move forward.

Right now, besides Motorola, ZTE and Lenovo are putting Intel inside (see what we did there?) a small portion of their Android smartphones, but these are for models sold in Europe and China. The Intel Atom is said to out-benchmark ARM supported silicon in performance and battery life, and that could give manufacturers a valid reason to broaden the use of Intel inside Android phones. 

source: Linkedin via WMPoweruser

Intel seeks Windows Phone Engineers

Intel seeks Windows Phone Engineers


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posted on 02 Feb 2013, 18:15 2

5. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


A true Windows 8 phone? That would be awesome, but expensive.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 18:44 1

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


it would be nice to see intel WP devices...but as long as MSFT's restriction that only qualcomm chips are allowed this is still in the dreamyard!

i mean why microsoft allown manufacturer to use qualcomm's snapdragon and nvidia's tegra chips on windows RT while on WP they dont, only qualcomm's? MSFT should not have too many restrictions since WP can be license and manufacturers cant have that much of differentiation with WP!

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 19:16

8. -box- (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


There is good reason for some restrictions. Minimal.fragmentation and unified experiences across all devices of the system.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 19:14 3

7. -box- (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Oh, that would be so cool!

More AMD and Intel presence.in the mobile market would be wonderful.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 21:04

9. jove39 (Posts: 1303; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


To gain traction among wp users...Intel should make phone with specs seen in androids. Like 5 or 6 inch 1080p display, quad core cpu, 2gb ram...12 mp camer

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 03:57

13. saiki4116 (Posts: 356; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


I dont understand the gaga over the 1080P phones..do we actually require that...I dont require them..but enjoying it, because that will drive down the cost of 720P mobile phones

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 00:33 4

11. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Damn it phone arena this is the second time this week .
You took the image of a droid RAZR and label it as a RAZR i .
do you think we are stupid ?
At least bother to use the right image

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 00:36

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Old time WINTEL NEXUS after all.

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 13:19

14. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Interested on how this pans out. Talk about pocket PC.

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