The first quarter earnings call of Intel saw more than just the performance of the company revealed as Paul Otellini, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) CEO, announcing that the first Intel smartphone will be launched by the company soon. However he did not specify which smartphone would be unveiled by the company although some industry watchers have speculated that the first Intel smartphone may be the Lava Xolo X900 or the Lenovo K800.
Another possible device that may be launched by the company is the Orange Santa Clara. During the earnings call, Otellini indicated that the company will have another significant milestone with the introduction of the first Intel smartphone.
The Lava Xolo X900, Lenovo X900 and the Orange Santa Clara feature the Atom Z2460 processor. The Lava Xolo X900 and the Orange Santa Clara will feature a four-inch display screen while eth Lenovo X900 will have a 4.5-inch display screen. All three potential Intel smartphone devices feature an eight-megapixel camera that is capable of shooting ten frames per second.
The release of the Intel smartphone indicates that the company was able to find a reasonable processor for a smartphone after a number of years. Earlier developments would either use too much battery life or were not small enough to make practical enough for smartphones.
Some industry watchers are also expecting the first Intel smartphone to be initially released in China since it would allow the company to deal with any issues that come out prior to the involvement of bigger OEMs.
The Medfield chip of Intel was initially displayed during the Consumer Electronics Show near the start of the year. Intel initially revealed that devices using the chip will be released sometime in spring.
A number of industry watchers are eagerly waiting for the release of the first Intel smartphone and how it will fare against the ARM chips that are currently being used in a number of Android-powered smartphones.