Live: Motorola announcing first smartphone with Intel CPU

Live: Motorola announcing first smartphone with Intel CPU
Hey people, now that's something you don't see every day! Although almost every single smartphone nowadays uses an ARM processor, Intel has been preparing to crash the party for quite some time now. It looks like the time for Intel to try its luck in the mobile industry has finally come, as Motorola is gearing up to announce its first smartphone using a chip by Intel itself, at a joint-event with Chipzilla in London today.

There have been some indications that the phone we're going to see today will be a specific version of Moto's new mid-range warrior, the RAZR M. If that is the case, Intel will not really be making its entrance with a bang. Still, we're excited about this handset, as it'll be extremely interesting to see how it's going to perform versus its ARM-ed competition.

Stay tuned, as the event is starting in just about an hour from now! The event will begin at: 5AM ET | 4AM CT | 2AM PT | 10AM BST | 11AM CET


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RAZR i
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Single core, 2000 MHz
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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19 Comments

1. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Which architecture does this intel cpu uses? x86 or the RISC as in case of ARM? Getting excited, this day is certainly going to become a landmark for Intel!!

3. jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

The architecture will be based on X86. and it would be based on CISC instruction set

8. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

x86 is basically CISC but in case of x86 there isn't much difference.

9. jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

What do you think about Advanced Vector Extensions in it

2. redmd

Posts: 1925; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

To get my attention, this should have high end specs. Otherwise it's a meh. Moto why don't you give us something at par with LG optimus G and the Note 2.

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Why should every other smarphone out there should have Snapdragon pros?? Android already runs butter smooth on MSM8960. I'd say Optimus G is kinda overkill at current time. It's 'ready for future'. Moto will certainly launch such spec'd phone when time comes. For now don't you think Razr MAXX HD is enough?

15. redmd

Posts: 1925; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

lol you are cute. what I mean was specs could be like this Intel processor 4.5-4.7 HD screen AMOLED or IPS LCD 4000 mAh battery latest Android or stock Android unibody design with kevlar 13 MP Sony camera (Moto have crappiest cam ever) with this, I can say this Moto is worth a look in times that optimus G and Note 2 are released. otherwise we'll have another spin off that came from the original Droid Razr.

18. redmd

Posts: 1925; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

yep, it's confirmed. it's a Droid Razr spin off. Moto is out of designs. they are doing what Samsung did to S2 before and put different processors in it creating a variant.

19. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

oh that's right...

4. jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Seeing the specs no one can compare between ARM architecture and x86 architecture.

5. nadar.bsm

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Intel CPU's are really fast... want to see all apps work on this architect... dual-core Intel processor HD Screen 2GB RAM atleast 2500 mAh battery... all apps compatible & global version phone... this will fire the competition on the Android side.... :)

7. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

A phone powered by an Intel and running Windows 8 non-RT would entice lots of nerds to jump boats.

10. zeidof

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

I know the frequncy of cpu is 2ghz, but no idea about number of cores

16. Ray.S

Posts: 455; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

It's a single-core processor.

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Time for us to take a trip to... THE EDGE. *insert dramatic music here*

12. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Wow 2GHz confirmed!!

13. jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

single core with HT

14. vanya

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Still a better phone than iFlop5. Or should I say waaaaay better?

17. jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

I think same architecture as found in xolo. just improvement in clock speed

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