The new partnership between Motorola and Intel has officially begun. Motorola and Intel unveiled the RAZR i this morning in London. As we reported earlier, it’s essentially the DROID RAZR M, but with one major difference. The i signifies Intel Inside and it sports Intel’s latest 2GHz processor. What will this 2GHz chip give us?
You knew it was only a matter of time before the rest of the world got a variant of the uber cool and Intel-powered Motorola RAZR i smartphone. Well the time has come as Motorola proudly announced the RAZR i MT788 that will operate on China Mobile’s wireless network.
Intel looks as if it’s finally getting its act together in the smartphone market. The chipmaker can now point to six phones that have launched this year with its Atom x86 Medfield chips inside, including — most recently — a partnership with Google-owned Motorola for a European handset, the Razr i.
Earlier in the year, Motorola announced a partnership with Intel in which they would utilize their chips for select smartphones. We haven’t heard a peep until now. Motorola is sending out invites for an event in London on September 18th.
The Motorola Razr i is a mid-range 3G Android smartphone that packs a punch, thanks to a powerful Intel Atom chip. Folk tired of oversized-phones will love its compact iPhone 4/4S-sized form, and marvel at how Moto has managed to cram in a roomy 4.3 inch display. The catch is the Razr i is not available in the U.S.
Last week, Motorola and Intel unveiled its international version of the RAZR M, the RAZR i. A British retailer has now confirmed Motorola is releasing this Intel Atom based device on October 1st in the UK. Those of you in the UK can grab this nice device for the SIM-free price of £342 ($555).
Intel’s mobile chipsets have popped up in a handful of devices over the past few months, but Motorola — arguably the biggest of Intel’s smartphone partners — has been content to keep quiet about the fruits of its efforts longer than others.
Well, that wait is finally over.