Intel stepping onto the smartphone game?
Rumors are flowing that at CES 2012 in a month we will see some new smartphones land from some major mobile industry players like Sprint, Samsung and Intel. The new handset that is rumored to be debuting from Sprint, Samsung, and Intel is said to be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. I would wager that we would see a bunch of new ICS smartphones at the show.
The smartphone from Samsung is said to be powered by an Intel processor. That will be interesting; Intel processors are generally avoided because they consume too much power for small portable devices. The phone is said to be coming to the Sprint network.
I would expect that the majority of the high-end smartphones we see at CES 2012 would be powered by the new quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. I can see Samsung as a maker for a high-end smartphone debuting a new processor, but the Sprint network as the carrier seems a bit of a stretch to me.