An Intel smartphone may be under development. According to the reports, preparations are reportedly being made by LG to introduce an Intel smartphone during the Consumer Electronics Show within the month. The report also indicated that spokespersons from the Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and LG reportedly revealed the information. However it appears that LG has reportedly denied the report.
An executive from LG reportedly revealed that LG Electronics is going to produce the first Android-powered Intel smartphone utilizing the mobile platform of Intel. The reported Intel smartphone will reportedly be launched during the CES, the supposed executive added. More effective mobile chips were being developed by Intel for smartphones and tablet devices. Paul Otellini, the chief executive of Intel, will reportedly release the first Android-powered Intel smartphone using their own platform during the CES.
However an unnamed executive from LG was reportedly unconvinced with the reports and indicated that it is doubtful that LG Electronics is going to release smartphones that utilize Android software that is based on an Intel platform. It may be possible for an Intel smartphone to be developed by LG but with a good amount of funding from Intel.
An Intel smartphone was initially displayed by LG during the CES 2011 however it never reached the market. According to the two companies, the reported smartphone did not have enough marketability.
However the LG Optimus 2X was also displayed by the company, which is considered as the pioneering dual-core smartphone and some observers have indicated that the market is already more accustomed to powerful devices, which may be the appropriate time for LG to release an Intel smartphone.
Aside from the reports of the possible Intel smartphone, reports have also emerged that HTC (TPE:2498) will launch a smartphone that utilizes the Tegra 3 processor from Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA). This is the same processor used on the upcoming Asus Transformer Prime and possibly the Iconia Tab A700 of Acer (TPE:2353).