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Intel powered Lava Xolo X900 gets detailed review

Intel powered Lava Xolo X900 gets detailed review

The first Intel powered smartphone went on sale in India on Monday, and the first review is in. The Lava Xolo X900 costs around INR 22000 (~$419), and Anandtech has throw up an extremely detailed review of the phone. Built around the Medfield platform and an Intel Atom Z2460 clocked at 1.6Ghz, this phone definitely shouldn’t be overlooked if this review is anything to go by.

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Lava XOLO X900 begins Intel’s smartphone attack on April 23

Lava XOLO X900 begins Intel’s smartphone attack on April 23

The first Intel-powered Android smartphone will go on sale April 23, the Lava XOLO X900, running Gingerbread on Medfield in a $424 package for the Indian market. Based on Intel's 1.6GHz Atom Z2460, with a 4.03-inch 1024 x 600 LCD touchscreen, quadband HSPA+ (850/900/1900/2100) and 8-megapixel camera, the XOLO X900 will see an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade "shortly," the chip company claims.

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Transistor using a single atom concocted by physicists

Transistor using a single atom concocted by physicists

Scientists have created an exceptionally miniaturized transistor that uses a single atom. The breakthrough was made by physicists at the University of New South Wales, and the breakthrough is seen as a better foundation for scalable quantum computing. The transistor is composed of a single phosphorus-31 isotope that was precisely placed on the base of silicon using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope.

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HP Mini 1104 insists the netbook isn’t dead

HP Mini 1104 insists the netbook isn’t dead

The netbook isn't dead, HP reckons, but it is getting marginalized into business and education environments, with the new HP Mini 1104 targeting schools and suits rather than home users. A 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 machine running Intel's 1.6GHz dual-core Atom N2600 processor with GMA 3600 graphics and up to 2GB of RAM, the Mini 1104 promises durability and performance for those who may be frustrated by text-entry on a tablet.

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Intel smartphone chip only “roughly good enough” says ARM

Intel smartphone chip only “roughly good enough” says ARM

Intel's Atom Z2460 should get the company "a few smartphone design wins" chipset stalwart ARM has conceded, but insists that the Medfield processors set to show up in Motorola and Lenovo handsets are only "roughly good enough for mobile phones." ARM regards the company as "a serious competitor" CEO Warren East told Reuters at CES this week, but pointed to the fact that Intel's underwhelming track record in power-efficient processors is likely to undermine its success.

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Intel inks Motorola and Lenovo Atom smartphone & tablet deals

Intel inks Motorola and Lenovo Atom smartphone & tablet deals

Intel has detailed its push to get x86 processors inside next-gen smartphones, confirming deals with both Lenovo and Motorola Mobility to use its Atom Z2460 chip. Motorola will "deliver smartphones and tablets based on Intel's Atom processor to consumers and businesses," according to CEO Sanjay Jha, while Intel has already demonstrated its Lenovo Racer-A reference design to SlashGear earlier at CES.

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Gigabyte S1081 tablet and T1006M convertible notebook pack Cedar Trail

Gigabyte S1081 tablet and T1006M convertible notebook pack Cedar Trail

Gigabyte has revealed a new tablet, the S1081, and a convertible notebook, the T1006M, at CES 2012, each running Intel's new Cedar Trail Atom CPUs. The Gigabyte S1081 has a 10.1-inch capacitive multitouch display, 500GB hard-drive (or a smaller-capacity, but bump-proof SSD) and USB 3.0, and can be paired with a Multimedia Docking Station that adds a DVD drive and 2.1 speaker system.

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Intel Cedar Trail netbook hoard descends

Intel Cedar Trail netbook hoard descends

If you are a netbook fan, you might be familiar with the Cedar Trial platform from Intel. Machines using the platform were expected this year, but Cedar Trail has now been delayed. Despite that delay there are a bunch of new netbooks coming that use the Cedar Trail platform. So far, the ones that have surfaced are from Asus and Samsung. Asus has the EeePC 1011CX, 1015CX, and X101CH incoming. Samsung also has machines coming including the NC110 and N102S using Cedar Trail.

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