Motorola Mobility has introduced plans to declared an Intel-powered smartphone at a media event scheduled on September 18. The announcement will take place in London as Intel looks to get a larger share of the booming mobile chipset market huge extent dominated by ARM-based processor producers such as Nvidia and Qualcomm.
Plans for an Intel-powered mobile from Motorola were first introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show back in the month of Jan, but of course this will not be the first handset to hit the market.
Lava, Lenovo and Gigabyte all have Intel-powered mobiles on sale now but they have not got much traction yet, particularly in the US. A solid offering from Motorola could alter that, however, as Intel says they are plan to focus on the user experience and responsiveness of their phones and less about sheer speed.
Intel is the worldwide dominated with regards to desktop and notebook CPUs but they have admittedly fallen behind in the mobile phone race. There are nmubers of ground to cover if they want to become competitive with ARM but if someone is capable of pulling it off, it is likely Intel.
September is shaping up to be a big month for mobile handset manufacturer and users alike. Nokia and Microsoft will be declaring the Lumia 820 and 920 on Wednesday, and on the same day that RadioShack will be unveiling their No-Contract Wireless service in the US. Apple is expected to introduced the new iPhone and possibly the iPad Mini for September 12.