As was the case at CES, Intel (INTC +0.3%) is unfurling a PR blitz at the Mobile World Congress....

As was the case at CES, Intel (INTC +0.3%) is unfurling a PR blitz at the Mobile World Congress. The company has officially announced its Clover Trail+ smartphone CPUs (previous). There are 3 dual-core chips in the family, with speeds ranging from 1.2GHz.-2GHz. Also unveiled is the XMM 7160 (.pdf), Intel's first LTE baseband modem with 2G/3G support. Intel says the chip, meant to challenge Qualcomm's (QCOM) 4G dominance, will ship in 1H, but Paul Otellini previously stated the first phones with an Intel LTE modem won't arrive until early 2014.

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  • Russ Fischer
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    I believe the XMM 7160 is an updated 3G LTE device. As such it would be used nearly everywhere but the US.
    I'm not sure about this, but perhaps for the US they could use the XMM 7160 and the currently shipping single mode 4G LTE device. If that is possible, this might be a "imposed" stroke of genius. For example, they could use the high price, high power 4G part + XMM7160 in the US and the XMM7160 by itself everywhere else in the world.
    25 Feb 2013, 12:34 PM Reply Like
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