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Intel To Burst Into The Mobile Market Next Year

US chip maker Intel has announced its entry into the booming mobile market with new chips and processors that will power tablets and smartphones in 2011.

Speaking during the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Technology Conference, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, informed that the company's Atom Tablet chips will be featured in 35 different devices, running Windows, Android and MeeGo, next year.

According to Reuters, Otellini cited Toshiba, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, and Motion Computing as some of the brands that will be using its tablet chips to power their devices.

The company is also planning an aggressive move into the smartphone market by launching its own smartphone processors to power devices in the second half of 2011.

Despite dominating the market for chips in laptops and PCs, Intel has until recently remained frozen out of the smartphone and tablet market. This is due to manufacturers shunning Intel's hardware in favour of power-efficient ARM chips.