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Lava Xolo X900 : Intel MedField Powered Phone in India For RS 22,000

Lava Mobiles today launched Lava Xolo X900, World’s First Intel MedField powered smart phone in Indian market for RS 22,000.

Initially announced at MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2012, Xolo X900 smart phone is powered by Intel Medfield chipset with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor with Hyper Threading, 400 MHz graphics core, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, 4.03 inch display with 1024×600 resolution, 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)OS.

Price and Availability :
XOLO X900 smartphone will be available from April 23rd 2012 onwards in India on and with Croma, followed by availability in other retail chains, general trade and online stores from early May. The device is available to customers at a best-buy price of approximately INR 22,000.

My View :

I think  this mobile will be a great entry  for Lava Mobiles into Android mobile space and  the world’s Intel based phone will be great selling factor. But at the same time the  mobile few discouraging factors such as,  lack of ICS and the Price, INR 22k  for Android 2.3 single core phone is very much high.

Read on Full Press Release :

Intel Corporation and Lava Int
ernational Ltd., one of India’s fastest-growing mobile handset companies, today announced the general availability of the XOLO X900, the first smartphone with Intel inside.

The partnership between Intel and Lava was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. The XOLO X900 is based on Intel’s smartphone reference design featuring the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 with Intel® Hyper Threading Technology and supporting HSPA+ 3G connectivity.

The high-performance 1.6 GHz Atom™ processor with Hyper Threading Technology brings speed and multi-tasking performance to consumers’ fingertips. The leading-edge 400 MHz graphics clock and the full 1080p HD video encoding and playback make this phone a perfect entertainment device, providing users with an immersive gaming and video experience. It also features an 8-megapixel camera delivering advanced imaging capabilities including burst mode that allows 10 pictures to be captured in under a second.

The XOLO X900 is housed in a sleek design with a 4.03-inch high-resolution LCD touch screen for crisp text and vibrant images. At launch, the X900 will run on Android Gingerbread*, with a planned over-the -air software upgrade to Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich* platform shortly thereafter. Intel’s technology enables a high-performance user experience, all while maintaining great battery life – up to 5 hours of 3G browsing, 45 hours of audio and 8 hours of talk time.

“Through XOLO X900, we are happy to bring to the Indian market a device that addresses the needs of those for whom speed and performance matters. After our success in feature phones with over 10 million happy customers in under 3 years, XOLO will be a differentiated player in the fast-growing smartphone segment. The initial reviews of XOLO X900 have been very positive and independent benchmarks clearly point to the fact that when it comes to speed and performance, XOLO X900 is the gold standard,” said Vishal Sehgal, co-founder and director, Lava International.

“The first smartphone with Intel inside is now available to Indian consumers,” said Mike Bell, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Mobile and Communications Group. “The boundaries of personal computing are expanding. As we enter the India market with our first smartphone from Lava, the device not only showcases the rich capabilities and user benefits of Intel computing, but also highlights the exciting possibilities of what’s still to come.”

Commenting on the long-term strategic partnership with Lava, Ajit Joshi, MD and CEO, Infiniti Retail Limited, said “We at Croma are extremely pleased to collaborate with Intel and Lava to get this exciting new product into the market. We always endeavor to get the latest and best products first to our consumers and this is a step in that direction. We are very optimistic about the prospects of this exciting new product.”

Starting 23rd April, the XOLO X900 will be available for purchase to customers from Croma and, followed by availability in other retail chains, general trade and online stores from early May.

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