Intel’s First Mobile Phone is Xolo X900

It’s not unusual to see companies expand their offerings to see if they can generate new revenue streams.
Intel has always been known for their processors and they have been one of a handful of go to companies for processors that are required on desktops, laptops, netbooks and other similar type devices.
Today, Intel processors will now be found in another entirely new line of products and that is mobile phones. Many were expecting that the first mobile phone to be powered by an Intel processor would be announced shortly and such is now the case with the announcement of the Lava Xolo X900. This new handset will be officially available on Monday, April 23rd and it will come powered by an Intel Atom Z2460 processor. The handset which is a joint project between Lava International and Intel is expected to retail for $420 US or 22,000 rupees.

Customers within India that are looking to buy the device will be able to do so at Croma which is one of the bigger national retail stores within that region of the world. In terms of features, the X900 will run on Google Android’s Gingerbread operating system with the companies confirming that an over the air Ice Cream Sandwich update is on the way.

Hardware wise, the device also has a 4.03-inch LCD display, wireless connectivity through HSPA+ 3G, an 8MP digital camera with burst mode and a battery rated for 8 hours talk time or 5 hours of 3G browsing.