Smartphones with Intel Chips Debut at CES
At the end of last year, Intel showed Technology Review prototypes of chips that it said that it said would help it enter the rapidly growing market for phones and tablets. Today, at CES, Motorola and Lenovo announced that they would start selling smart phones with Intel chips inside this year.
The news came during a keynote speech by Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini, who emphasized Intel’s commitment to advancing what mobile computers can do for their users, also a theme of an Intel event held yesterday, which focused adding touch, voice and gesture recognition to lightweight laptops.
Liu Jun, president of mobile internet gadgets at Chinese PC maker Lenovo joined Otellini to show a new Android smartphone - the K800 - with an Intel chip inside. It will become available in the second quarter of the year, initially only in China.
Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility (now a part of Google), also appeared, announcing that Motorola will start selling Android smartphones with Intel chips in the second half of 2012.