CES 2012 is only a few weeks away and among the announcements that we’ll see, we’re pretty excited for what Intel is going to announce. After a lot of talk, Intel looks like it will be officially breaking into the mobile space with a new reference design handset and a couple of more announcements along the way.
Now that it intends to officially announce its entrance into the mobile space, Intel isn’t wasting any time to get devices out into the market and we could possibly see phones with Intel guts as soon as the first quarter of 2012. While it’s better late than never, Intel sure has to prove itself against the many SoC makers that are currently powering the existing and upcoming generations of Android devices. Better yet, will an (informed) consumer intentionally buy a phone or tablet from Intel over a device powered by a NVIDIA, Qualcomm, or Texas Instruments chip?
While we were half expecting to see an Intel-based Android Honeycomb tablet at some point this year, it looks like that all will be revealed this CES and hopefully it will be worth the wait. Intel is promising big things, claiming that its devices will have exceptional battery life. Hell, if Intel launches devices that are technically more powerful and can hold a charge as long as the competition today, we’d say that’s a good start.
If Intel gets this right, and it likely will in some facet, it will solidify itself as strong contender in the mobile space. Between the brand power and actual power of it’s products, it will be interesting to see how people respond to Intel’s upcoming devices.
It’s been a long time coming and we’re more than happy to see more competition in the mobile space.