Intel teamed up with Acer to launch the first smartphone in the Asia Pacific region to be based on an Intel chip. One would argue that the first Intel handset in Asia was the Lava Xolo which was launched in India back in April 2012. The device went on sale in Thailand for around $333 (that’s just over £200) and has roughly the same specification as the Orange San Diego.
We had a brief peek at it at MWC and it looked like a decent handset, solidly built, with some decent specification. It sports a single-core Z2420 clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM, an XMM 6265 modem, a 4.3in 960 x 540 pixels display, 4GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel camera and a 2,000mAh battery.
Acer hasn’t confirmed yet whether the phone will come to the UK and if yes, at what price. It will complete with a raft of other competitors include the Acer Liquid E1 or the Huawei Ascend P1. Despite being single-core, the CPU supports Hyperthreading and has 512KB L2 cache.