A number of tablet manufacturers are set to unveil their own Windows 8 tablets that will use Intel’s latest system-on-a-chip.
Both Hewlett-Packard and Acer are currently on the drawing table working on designs for their latest tablet according to CNET. The report also adds that Lenovo is also trying to develop a tablet which is going to use Intel’s Clover Trail SoC.
These tablets that will run on Windows 8 and Intel’s Clover Trail SoC are different from those that run on Windows RT tablets because the latter does not offer backward-compatibility with Windows software programs. The former has the ability to do just that.
According to Intel CEO Paul Otellini, “We are… tracking more than 20 Windows 8 tablet designs based on our low-power and low-cost Clover Trail Atom SoC in addition to a number of core-based tablets.”
If this is the case, then the tablet market looks crowded when these companies release their own versions of Windows 8 tablets that run on Intel’s new technology.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 will have a 10.1 inch screen with a 1,366 x 768 screen resolution. It also features a n HSPA+ broadband option and only weighs 1.4 pounds.
Intel fans out there need not wait any longer for the company’s first smartphone to be released.
According to Intel CEO Paul Otellini, the first Atom based smartphone is due this week. The company partnered with Indian company Lava to develop Atom based Android devices. The latter has announced that they are launching their Xolo X9000 in India.
This phone is said to have a 4.03 inch display with 1023 x 600 resolution or 295 PPI. It also features an 8 MP rear camera with flash, 10 fps burst mode and 1080p video recording, 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 1GB RAM, 16GM internal storage, SHSPA+ connectivity, HDMI output and NFC built-in.
The phone unfortunately has an old Android OS and not the Ice Cream Sandwich. It is said to run on an Android 2.4 Gingerbread OS.
The Xolo X900 has Intel’s Atom Z2460 processor that is single core. This processor is basically devised like Intel’s x86.
The price of the device has not yet been made public. It is expected to be pegged at $500.
The next Intel based Android is said to be launched in China. The Lenovo K800.
The rest of the world will have to wait as this two will be off of their shores for quite some time.