New Motorola RAZR i a Boost for Intel

Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Motorola Mobility handed Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) a much-needed victory in the smartphone industry. The big chip marker has had a hard time breaking out of the PC market and into the one for portable devices, which includes smartphones. Motorola announced the new Motorola RAZR i has:

the new full-screen smartphone that fits in the palm of your hand. Its Super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch display spans from edge-to-edge with virtually no border - giving you more screen with less phone. RAZR i is the first smartphone that can achieve speeds of 2.0 GHz thanks to a fast Intel Atom processor.

Consumers in the United States may have to wait a long time to try the smartphone:

Motorola RAZR i will be available in black beginning in October in select European and Latin American markets including the U.K., France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico with more to be announced. A stand out white version will also be coming to select markets.

Like the Ford Model-T, it comes in any color you want as long as it is black.

Douglas A. McIntyre

Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductor, Wireless Tagged: GOOG, INTC
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