The ASUS Fonepad has been in our labs for quite some time, and in our review, you might have noticed that we were disappointed with the Fonepad’s performance. It even suffered in our gaming performance tests. But if you are still waiting on buying one, then good news awaits you. ASUS has just announced and launched a new Fonepad with better specs. The “Lexington” Intel Z2420 chipset has been swapped with the better performing Intel Z2460, and the 16GB internal storage, which gave us only 11GB of usable memory has been doubled to 32GB. All the other specs remain intact though, with the display still highly reflective, we guess. But still, a good thing that ASUS heard customer feedback and swiftly fixed it. However, there is a price to pay for the new version of Fonepad. It will be 60$ higher than before, a good 3,300 INR higher in our case.
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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.
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Waiting for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to hit your Lava X900 ? You’re in luck as Intel has just finished off porting the latest version of Android to its Medfield chips. The Android 4.1 build is complete and is being used as a daily driver by Intel employees said Mike Bell, Mobile group General Manager, in an interview with PC World.
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Intel plans to launch Medfield based phones in India in close collaboration with Lava mobiles. Under the new partnership , the first new phones will be launched on the Medfield Z2460 platform. The Z2460 is capable of speeds upto 2Ghz and comes with a Intel XMM 6260 HSPA+ radio.
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Orange just announced its first Medfield powered handset dubbed the Santa Clara. The Intel chipset powered phone will run on the Android platform. A 1024×600 resolution 4″ panel can be found on the handset alongside an 8MP snapper capable of capturing 1080p video.
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Sources say that mobile phones powered by Intel’s new Medfield processors are likely to hit the market as early as Q3 of 2011.
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