Intel Corporation has announced two new mobile-related deals for its Intel Atom processor. There’ll be a new handset from Lenovo and what’s described as “a multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship” with Motorola Mobility. The company says several smartphones based on the new Atom processor are expected to be released in 2012, with the Motorola deal also including the possibility of tablets.
Lenovo’s Intel-powered smartphone will be called the K800. It’ll run Android with Lenovo’s LeOS user interface and will be released in China.
Paul Otellini, President and CEO of Intel, said “The best of Intel computing is coming to smartphones. Our efforts with Lenovo and Motorola Mobility will help to establish Intel processors in smartphones and provide a solid foundation from which to build in 2012 and into the future.”
In addition to the two manufacturer announcements, Intel also demonstrated the Intel Smartphone Reference Design - an Android device designed for developers.