Motorola outs Razr phone with Intel Inside
Updated Motorola Mobility has introduced its first Intel-based smartphone: the Razr i.
In addition to the 2GHz Intel Atom Z2460 - based on the chip giant's single-core Medfield design; 2GHz is a peak, if-the-phone's-cold-enough burst speed - the i has a 4.3in (almost) edge-to-edge OLED display frame in aluminium and a Kevlar casing all wrapping in a water-resistant coating.
There's an 8Mp HDR camera on the back, and an NFC pick-up. Connectivity? A Micro USB port and the usual 3G HSPA+.
Inside sits a 2000mAh battery, good, the Google subsidiary claimed, for 20 hours' runtime.
It's slightly shorter but wider and thicker than the iPhone 5. But Motorola executives insisted it feels much the same in the hand - yet delivers a bigger display.
The i will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There's no word yet on Jelly Bean updates. It'll go on sale here early next month in black, with a white version to follow if the UK is considered a "select market". ®
Clove has just posted Sim-free pricing: it's £342.
Because Intel bunged em loads of cash to get one of their processors in a phone on the market?
Re: You had me at...
Support Intel if you must, but ARM has been very good for the UK.
Intel are pricing these chips low to get into the market, once they've kicked ARM out of the way then normal pricing will resume.
Re: Do apps need to be recompiled?
Oh hang on a minute, most Android apps aren't native are they - Java based? Probably answers my own question.
You say that but the previous Intel Atom android phone did well on power and battery life, and if those reviewers weren't lying....
Re: what no JB!
"Look competitors using our OS - we said we'd not give Moto special treatment, and this proves it".