Intel enters smartphone market as more people could 'sell my mobile'
Intel has announced it is teaming up with Lenovo and Motorola to launch a new atom-based smartphone called the K800 later this year, which could lead to more people recycling their mobile phone.
Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel's chief executive Paul Otellini showed off a prototype of the K800 device from the Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo.
The phone will use a Medfield generation of Intel's low-power, which have previously been used in netbook computers. Intel says this will give high-quality graphics and processing performance, which will allow for long battery life.
Vice-president of the Intel Architecture Group Dave Whalen told Reuters of the agreement with Motorola: "It is a multi-year, multi-product strategy that will bring both phones and tablets to the (US) marketplace starting with a phone in the second half of 2012."
Providing a phone with long battery life is likely to appeal to the large majority of people after recent research from energy firm E.ON found that one in five Britons leave their devices plugged in after they have fully charged just in case gadgets run out of power when leaving the house.
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