Orange unveils first Intel-chip smartphone

INTEL will next week enter the smartphone market with the launch of the San Diego, available exclusively on Orange from 6 June.

The Android smartphone is the first to feature an Intel chip as the computer processing giant attempts to invade ARM’s territory.

The handset, available for £200 on pay as you go, boasts high-definition video on its four-inch screen and an eight mega-pixel camera.

Vodafone also unveiled a new smartphone yesterday, aimed at the other end of the market.

Dubbed the Smart II, the £70 phone features a touchscreen display, high-speed 3G and wifi connectivity, GPS and a 3.2 megapixel camera.

Vodafone said the Smart II will “introduce non smartphone consumers to a new world of content and services”.

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