This week Intel has shown off a phone running Gingerbread and a tablet running 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The phone pictured above is a prototype of the Intel device running Intel’s Medfield processor. Not much is known about the phone, but MIT’s Technology Review was able to talk to the VP of Intel’s architecture team. In the interview, it was hinted that “the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January could bring news of gadgets in which Intel’s chips will appear.”
Medfield, as boasted by Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini, is going to be able to beat any other processor out in the mobile world. Otellini also claimed, “Medfield offers faster browsing and graphics performance and lower power consumption than the top three.” We’ll be the judge of that once the device is finally released.
Technology Review claims that the prototype has these looks and features:
- Phone prototype looked like the iPhone 4, but was lighter because of less glass and more plastic
- The phone was “powerful and pleasing to use, on a par with the latest iPhone and Android handsets”
- The ability to play Blu-Ray-quality video and stream it to a TV
- Camera has a feature called “burst mode,” which captures 10 full-size eight-megapixel images at a rate of 15 per second
- Tablet described as “slightly larger screen than the iPad 2 but was about the same in thickness and weight”
We have no confirmation on when Intel will show off their Medfield chip but at this moment CES looks to be the time period for a release date. So is anyone excited to finally see what Intel can bring to the table? We’ll keep you informed on what happens with the Medfield chip as more comes out here at AndroidMeter!
(via Technology Review)