Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lava Xolo X900 Intel smartphone to be on sale from April 23.

Intel's smartphone ambitions will finally be seen in physical this coming Monday. Intel had announced Lava Xolo X900 at MWC12 in Barcelona. The phone will now be launched at a price of Rs. 22,000 on 23rd April. Xolo X900 will have Intels Medfield processor. The device will only be available in India for now. Xolo X900 will run on Android 2.3 GingerBread.

Intel along with Orange had showcased a similar phone at MWC12 called Santaclara. Santaclara had a 4 inch display, 8 MP camera and Android 2.3. Lava Xolo X900 also has similar specs. It sports a 4 inch, high resolution LCD screen. Xolo will support 1080p HD video playback It will have an 8 Mega-Pixel camera with flash. The camera will support HD video recording. Lava said that they will update the ROM to Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich once the phone is launched.

The phone will support HSPA+ 3G network. The phone promises a long battery life. Though 5 Hrs of 3G browsing don't seem much it will have 8 Hrs of Talk time and 45 Hrs of audio playback.

Intel Medfield is a single core processor with the clock speed of 1.6Ghz. Even though it is a single core processor, Medfield will have a good performance. During Santaclara's showcase at MWC a HD video was output on a large screen and there weren't any glitches during the playback. Later on they showed a demo of playing a game on the phone and the video streaming on big screen. The performance of the game was quite good.

In the ARM full market Xolo seems a pin in a hay stack but it is a atleast a start. Intel has some partnerships made already, like the above mentioned Orange Santaclara. Intel also has tie ups with Motorola, ZTE and Lenovo. Lenovo even showcased their Intel phone at CES 2012.