Why it’s cool: Intel’s betting big on smartphones, announcing a multi-year partnership with Motorola and rolling out an Intel-designed Android handset that its partners can toy around with as they work on their own designs. More players in the smartphone market hopefully means more competition, better selection and better prices.
Availability: We’ll see Intel-powered Motorola smartphones in the second half of the year. Expect pricing to be in line with other smartphones.
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