xolo900 Intels first smartphone to launch in India

Intel's first smartphone will launch in India next week, thanks to a partnership with Lava International, one of the country's booming mobile handset manufacturers.

Intel's first smartphone will launch in India next week, thanks to a partnership with Lava International, one of the country's booming mobile handset manufacturers.

 
The duo will release the XOLO X900 on 23 April to Indian customers for a suggested retail price of 22,000 Indian rupees ($422).
 
The smartphone will be the first to feature Intel's 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 processor, with Hyper Threading Technology and supporting HSPA+ 3G connectivity.
 
The phone features a 4.03-inch full high-definition LCD display, a graphics clock of 400 MHz, an 8-megapixel camera, and a battery life of up to 45 hours of audio, 8 hours of talk time, and 5 hours of 3G browsing. The device runs Android Gingerbread and will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future.
 
xolo900 Intels first smartphone to launch in India
 
“The first smartphone with Intel inside is now available to Indian consumers,” said Mike Bell,  corporate VP and GM of the Mobile and Communications Group at Intel. “The boundaries of personal computing are expanding. As we enter the India market with our first smartphone from Lava, the device not only showcases the rich capabilities and user benefits of Intel computing, but also highlights the exciting possibilities of what’s still to come.”
 
It is not yet clear if Intel will be expanding its smartphone reach beyond India, but with Qualcomm reporting chip shortages for mobile devices it could capitalise on the situation by making its Atom processors available to handset manufacturers.