Intel’s smartphone powering Medfield chips have been curiously missing from the US market having seen a launch in India, China, Russia and the UK. It turns out that this might be due to their lack of support for LTE. Sumeet Syal, Marketing Chief at Intel, said in an interview that current x86 SoC’s will not support the high speed network but a modem solution will be available by the end of the year.
Intel plans to ramp up production in 2013. A new dual core platform will also arrive shortly which will benefit from hyper threading. There’s no word on the kind of sales figures Intel has achieved but the company appears to be comfortable with its progress. The Q3 earnings call next month should shed more light on the matter.
[Via – TechCrunch]