Xolo X900 is the first Intelpowered Android phone to go on sale

first_imgOn April 23rd, Intel will finally see the first smartphone powered by one of their processors go up for sale. The Lava Xolo X900 will be offered up to customers in India for INR 22,000, or about $425. For comparison’s sake, Aircel currently sells the iPhone 3GS outright for INR 20,990 and the 16GB iPhone 4 for 34,500 — nearly 60% more than the X900.Those who pick up the first Medfield phone will get a 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 processor with a 400MHz GPU running Android Gingerbread. As has been the case with many recent Android smartphone launches, Lava is promising that an over-the-air update to Ice Cream Sandwich will follow sometime in the near future. The X900 also features a 4-inch, 600×1024 display (295 PPI), 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 1.3MP front and 8MP rear camera (with 10 shot per second burst mode), and HSPA+ connectivity.Intel estimates that the X900 will deliver around eight hours of talk time, 45 hours of MP3 playback, and five hours of 3G browsing. Though some brand conscious Indian customers may be put off by the fact that the phone is launching on Lava (which doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to after-sales service), that big Intel inside logo on the back could prove to be quite persuasive.The launch of the X900 on Lava will instantly give Intel a big smartphone retail presence — Lava has 1,000 distributors in India and their phones can be purchased in about 50,000 locations around the country.Now that the first Medfield phone is out there, it shouldn’t be long before one pops up for sale in the West. Maybe that Motorola we saw back in February?More at Intellast_img

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