IN A MONTH full of leaked handsets already, the latest to make the list is Motorola's upcoming Intel Atom Medfield powered smartphone.
The nameless handset has a traditional Motorola design, going by the image leaked by Pocketnow. It will be the firm's first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) smartphone and will likely be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month.
Intel announced a partnership with Motorola and Lenovo at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola said that it signed a multi-year, multi-device deal with Intel to launch Atom-based phones, the first of which will tip up this Summer.
However, Lenovo will launch the first Intel Atom based smartphone in the K800, which we got hands-on time with at CES.
Details are thin on the ground for the Motorola device but we can see that it's running Android ICS and an updated version of Motorola's Motoblur user interface. Pocketnow is confident that the camera will be a big selling point with an instant-on feature and a 15 frames per second picture burst mode.
Unfortunately Motorola has not released any information on the chip, but we assume it will be the same or close to the Intel 1.6GHz Atom Medfield that will be in the Lenovo K800.
The smartphone doesn't look as thin and impressive as the Razr, but it does look like it has a rare dedicated camera button. µ
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