Intel phones could be ‘fastest ever’

Excitement at the announcement that Intel would be releasing their own phone in the near future at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is likely to be higher now that tests have revealed the handsets could be the fastest ever.

People might want to sell their mobile phones in order to get their hands on a new Intel after benchmarking tests carried out on a prototype device found that the speed results were as good as those seen in tablets.

The tests on the new Medfield Atom Z2460 suggest that battery life on the handset will remain good because they use just one 'core', while other rivals use twin or even quadruple processors which drain the battery easily.

“We don’t frankly see the need for dual core. Our single core with hyperthreading allows simultaneous applications – so we get much greater power efficiency,” vice president of Intel's architecture group Dave Whalen said at the launch.

It was also confirmed at the Consumer Electronics Show that Samsung would be merging its homegrown bada smartphone operating system with the Intel-powered Tizen.

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