LG to show off first Medfield-powered smartphone at CES, shipping by March?
posted by Scott H. / Dec 30, 2011, 3:14 PM
That’s about to change soon, according to an unnamed executive at LG. Speaking to the Korea Times, the “top-ranking executive” confirmed LG will introduce an Android smartphone at CES powered by Intel’s Medfield chipset. The device may be on shelves as early as March.
Intel’s Korean chief Lee Hee-sung confirmed the CES announcement, and further indicated that Intel CEO Paul Otellini would personally introduce the device. This sort of confirmation ahead of an event is rare for Intel, and neither LG nor Intel officials would follow up on the story.
It's not a surprise that someone as prominent as Otellini would make the announcement. Intel has invested heavily in making their chips efficient enough to compete in the mobile market, and early reports sound promising for the new Medfield-based devices. With mobile sales continuing to grow as the market for traditional computer contracts, Intel needs to make a move on mobile if it wants to stay atop the chip-making industry.
source: Korea Times via 9to5 Google
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Based on the promising benchmark of the Medfield chipset, and as long as Intel improves the power consumption of their Medfield chipset at least to the level of Arm, I see no reason it cannot succeed in the mobile market.
posted on Dec 31, 2011, 4:03 AM 0
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intel combined with LG is a win win combo imo, i love LG and intel is fine too :D
posted on Dec 31, 2011, 5:17 AM 1
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posted on Dec 31, 2011, 5:31 AM 0
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I would love to try one of these but like so many people have said power consumption is a problem. I'm sure Intel is working on this problem though. The other thing is will someone pick the phone up. That will be the biggest thing.
posted on Dec 31, 2011, 10:52 AM 0
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