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Lenovo and Motorola Smartphones Powered by Intel Processors at CES 2012

Intel has finally entered the smartphone market by introducing new Lenovo and Motorola devices that run its mobile processors.

During the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company introduced the Lenovo K800 smartphone which will be launched in China during the second quarter of 2012. It was also revealed that Lenovo will also release a tablet device powered by Intel later in the year.

Meanwhile, Motorola plans to get approval for its first Intel powered smartphone by summer and will be launching it in Europe and North America later on. The OEM partnerships mark Intel's entry into the smartphone market, which has been dominated by UK based ARM.

Intel said smartphones and tablets using its processors will be high on battery life and speed and will be able to support cameras of up to 16MP, the Telegraph reports.

The company also stated that developers won't have to rewrite existing apps for smartphones running on Intel processors.

"There's a lot of excitement and innovation around Intel technology in smartphones," said Intel CEO Paul Otellini, informing that the company had prepared design references for both smartphones and tablet devices.