Lava partners with Intel to launch XOLO X900 Android 2.3 device


India’s fast growing mobile device company Lava International Ltd has teamed up with Intel Corporation to launch Lava XOLO X900 smartphone, which claims to be India’s first smartphone to run on an Intel Atom processor.

The new smartphone XOLO X900 features Intel’s Atom processor Z2460 the very same chipset found on recently announced Orange Santa Clara device based on Intel’s Hyper-Threading Technology and a clock speed of 1.6 GHz. It also has a 400MHz GPU (graphics processor), supports HSPA+ and Intel’s XMM 6260 Platform.

XOLO X900 features a 4.-inch LCD display, an 8-megapixel camera in the rear, a VGA camera in front for video chats, comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) a technology which we havent seen embedded in mid-range devices, HDMI connectivity and HD video playback. The phone runs on Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.

We are proud to partner with Intel on XOLO to bring a superior smartphone 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,” said Vishal Sehgal, co-founder and director, Lava International.

In terms of pricing details and a possible launch the phone is expected to arrive in India during the second quarter of 2012 with support for all major 2G and 3G networks.