The Medfield-Powered Lenovo K800 Smartphone is Released in Beijing
Intel Corp. and Lenovo MIDH (Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business) officially released the first Intel-powered smartphone in Beijing, China recently. The Lenovo K800 uses Intel Atom 1.6GHz dual-core processor and it will be available on shelves at the end of May. The phone has a 4.5” 256k touchscreen display, 8Mp rear-facing camera and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). During the launch event, one unit of Lenovo K800 was given as a prize in singing game. The lucky winner reported that the phone appears to be fully customized for Chinese market, which comes with various apps and many trivia things; but curiously Gmail wasn’t found among many features.
Intel is a newcomer in the mobile processor arena and other dual-core processor for mobile devices are already available. Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, ST-Ericsson and Nvidia respectively released their dual-core chips last year. Apple also developed its own dual-core processor, which is used solely for iOS-based devices.