[International] Intel smartphone launched in India


The first smartphone with Intel Corp.’s Atom inside has launched in India.


The XOLO X900, born of a partnership between Intel and Indian mobile handset firm Lava International Ltd., will be on Indian shelves from April 23 for a street price of approximately INR 22000 ($445).


The phone, announced in Barcelona back in February, sports a single core 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 processor along with a 4.03 inch display, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera with flash, 1.3 MP front camera and 16GB of internal memory.


It runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), but there are apparently plans for an over-the -air software upgrade to Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich “soon.”


Intel claims the phone can get up to five hours of 3G browsing, 45 hours of audio and eight hours of talk time on a single battery charge, as well as take up to 10 pictures a second.



Lava is counting on Atom to provide it with a differentiation factor in the large Indian mobile market, and plans to distribute the phone in partnership with Croma, an Indian chain of electronics mega stores.


Source: EETimes