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Buzz from Barcelona - 1: Lava launches India's first Intel-inside handset

Combines LCD Touch; NFC, HD, 4G.

Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28, 2012 – Indian mobile handset maker, Lava has used the ongoing, Mobile World Congress to launch the country’s first phone based on an Intel chip. 
The XOLO X900 Intel’s smartphone reference design featuring the Intel Atom processor Z2460 with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and supporting HSPA+ with the Intel XMM 6260 Platform. 

The XOLO X900 Android smart phone will go on sale, India early in the second quarter this year and will support all major 2G and 3G networks. Says Vishal Sehgal, co-founder and director, Lava International: “We are proud to partner with Intel on XOLO to bring a superior smart phone computing experience to customers in India. Over the last two and a half years, we have built our business in the feature phone segment where Lava has been the brand of choice for nearly 10 million Indian customers. With XOLO, we intend to now serve the discerning and fast-paced smartphone customer, which is where this collaboration with Intel is critical to us.”

Adds Mike Bell, Intel vice president and general manager of the Mobile and Communications Group: “India is one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets with the world’s second-largest mobile subscriber base. We are pleased to be working with Lava to bring the best of Intel computing to the India market. Lava’s XOLO X900 device is a great result of our collaboration. It also demonstrates how innovative and compelling products can be brought to market through strong partnerships by using Intel’s smartphone reference design as a foundation.”

The XOLO X900 is powered by a super-fast 1.6 Ghz processor and comes equipped with a 4.03-inch high-resolution LCD touch screen for crisp text and vibrant images. The smartphone delivers a fast application, Web browsing and multitasking experience, and also features two cameras for advanced imaging and video capabilities, including burst mode that allows individuals to capture 10 pictures in under a second with 8-megapixel quality. The smartphone also supports HDMI, NFC and HD video playback.