First Intel-powered smartphone due this week
Intel CEO Paul Otellini couldn't have made it any clearer: the first smartphone to use an Intel processor is due out "later this week".
Lava's Xolo smartphone uses Intel's Atom processor for smartphones.
"Expect to see another important milestone for our business later this week; the launch of the first Intel architecture-based smartphone," Otellini said during his opening remarks in yesterday's first-quarter earnings conference call.
That phone will likely be from Lava, according to a source familiar with the India-based smartphone maker's plans.
Specifications include an Intel Z2460 Atom chip, a 4.03-inch screen (1024x600), an 8MP camera, HSPA+ and 16GB of flash memory (see chart).
Smartphones running on Intel processors from Lenovo, Orange, Motorola and ZTE are also due soon. While the launch of Lenovo's K800 is imminent, all of the others are slated for the second half of the year.