Mobile phone handset manufacturer Lava International launched its first smartphone with Intel Corporation's processor, Xolo X900 in New Delhi on April 19, 2012 priced at Rs 22,000, according to a Hindu report. The ‘Xolo X900' mobile phone is equipped with high-performance 1.6 GHz atom processor with ‘hyper threading technology', apt for multi-media operations and hi-speed connectivity.
The smartphone that runs on Android Gingerbread comes with 4.03-inch high-resolution LCD touch screen, an 8-megapixel camera and battery life of up to five hours of 3G browsing, 45 hours of audio and eight hours of talk time. “This is the first smartphone in India, powered by Intel's Atom Z2460, which is the fastest processor available (on phone) in the market,” Lava Co-Founder and Director Vishal Sehgal told reporters in Delhi.
It may be recalled that Lava International had announced its alliance with Intel at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona early in February this year.
Vishal Sehgal, Cofounder and Director, Lava International; Debjani Ghosh, Managing Director of Sales and Marketing Operations for South Asia at Intel Technology India and Mike Bell, Vice-President and General Manager, Mobile and Communications Group, Intel Corporation, at the launch of Xolo X900 smartphone launch in Delhi. Photo courtesy: BL.
“The first smartphone with Intel inside is now available to Indian consumers. What is more, 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,” Mike Bell, Intel's Corporate Vice-President and General Manager (Mobile and Communications Group) was quoted as saying by the report.