Motorola unveils Intel Inside phone
MOTOROLA HAS unveiled its first mobile phone to include Intel Inside technology, powered by a 2GHz chip.
The Google-owned company is taking on rivals Apple and Samsung with the Android powered Razr i, which Motorola is billing as its biggest launch since the original Razr phone hit the market in 2004. Described as “the full-screen phone”, the Razr i has a 4.3 inch edge to edge Super Amoled screen and is powered by an Intel Atom processor.
Razr i includes near field communications (NFC) technology, which will not only allow the phone to share information with other NFC-enabled devices, but will also allow no-touch pairing for Bluetooth accessories such as headsets. The eight megapixel camera takes about a second to start up, with Motorola emphasising the speed of the device.
The phone has a water-repellent coating too, protecting it from both spills and rain, while the company is also promising longer battery life, with up to 20 hours of power for mixed usage.
The phone will be available from the start of October in countries such as the UK, Germany, France, Brazil and Argentina.
A launch date for Ireland has not yet been announced, but it is expected to hit the market in November.