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Motorola enters a multi-year partenrship with Intel, devices coming in H2 2012

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Motorola enters a multi-year partenrship with Intel, devices coming in H2 2012
During Intel's keynote at CES 2012 today, CEO Paul Otellini invited Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha to announce a multi-year partnership, which is expected to bring us Motorola smartphones and other mobile devices utilizing Intel's processor solutions (read: tablets).

While many of us hoped to see someone at this tradeshow actually announce an Intel-powered smartphone (except for the China-bound Lenovo K800), it looks like we won't have the pleasure. What we got instead is the promise that such devices will come out sometime during the second half of the year.

And that's pretty much all for now. No specs, no details, nothing. Intel did show a "reference platform" - a generic kind of phone which can serve as the basis of an eventual upcoming Motorola smartphone with Intel inside. What that reference phone offered in terms of features included an 8MP camera (with support for up to 16MP sensors), 1080p video playback and power management capabilities that should allow 45 hours of audio playback, 8 hours of talk-time or 14 days of stand-by. Sounds pretty decent to us, though how much of this is going to transition into the actual handsets that are going to hit the market later this year is still a mystery.

As a whole, today's Intel keynote made it clear that the company is still pretty much focused almost exclusively on the PC market, while mobile is more or less seen as a secondary project. We believe that Intel-powered smartphones will eventually hit the market sometime this year, but besides hoping that this will happen sooner rather than later, we also hope that when they hit the market, they will be able to rival the ever-growing ARMy of the competition.

source: Intel

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posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:10 1

1. knights4life03 (Posts: 125; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


motorola was first to have the first dual core phone. now they are about to be first to intel core processors(the lenovo is china bound so no u.s.) in the U.S. i hope they put a device as much hype as the moto atrix and the bionic. i miss the period of time when that happened! :) anyways one point to make is that motorola needs to make better cameras or at least makes great quality cameras like the atrix 1 and 2 and maybe the photon. because their best smartphones (razr bionic droid3) have terrible cameras! it just doesnt make sense to make their best smartphone and have terrible cameras.. but yea it isnt about the camera anyways its about how the phone performs and the sales its gonna get

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:59 4

3. Techymob (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


@knights4life03 : LG Optimus 2X is the world's first dual core phone.Check the facts before posting LOL ....

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 08:35

4. knights4life03 (Posts: 125; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I was talking about in the U.S bro not in the whole world the atrix was the first dual core phone available for the U.S

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:55

2. lboogy82788 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Im sorry but I think that Intel is a lil to late to the party! With NVIDIA launching the powerful Tegra 3 and other super-powerful SoC's down the road and with ARM's A15 Eagle and Samsung's own Exynos procesors, theres no way that Intel can be competition. When Samsung introduces the GS3 or whatever it will be called, Intel would have to answer to that and other mind blowing quad-cores. Personally Intel should just stick with PC.

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