During the company’s Q1 earnings call, Intel CEO Paul Ottelini revealed that the first smartphone to utilize an Atom-based Medfield CPU would ship later this week. He wasn’t too clear on which device that may be, but there are only a handful of possibilities. The Lenovo K800 was the first handset announced with Intel’s platform and we also have the Orange Satna Clara and similar Lava Xolo X900 as options. All run on a 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 chip.
The announcement is a major milestone for Intel, a company that has been having a hard time breaking into the mobile space as previous attempts at creating a processor suitable for smartphones and tablets were not as space or power efficient as current components. Major device launches from Motorola and a continued partnership with Google give Intel a bright future with Android.