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Intel announced Yolo phone, for Kenya

Intel announced Yolo phone, for Kenya

Intel Yolo phone Intel announced Yolo phone, for Kenya

Intel has been around for decades, but they weren’t fast enough to make a movement to mobile, and now AMD, Qualcomm and other ARM-based variants run the mobile processor market.

We are starting to see Intel scramble to the mobile arena, with a few budget-smartphones that run their chips. Intel has strong ties with Microsoft and this could work out well if the PC/tablet hybrid market explodes, which we are still undecided about.

Intel seem to believe that a worldwide recognition is what they need to spark life. The Yolo phone, which hopefully means something else in Kenya, is a very powerful budget end smartphone for Kenya and possibly all of Africa.

This is one of Intel’s first real movements in the mobile world, in building a phone that is truly theirs. They have partnered up with Safaricom to launch the smartphone in Kenya.

The phone is very cheap, priced at KEN 10,999 or about US $126, it is evidently made for lower end that have never been able to use HSPA services and connect with the internet on a phone.

This could be a very impressive move by Intel, in establishing a network outside the US and Europe where most of the high-tier market is covered by endless Android variants, the iPhone, Windows phone and now BlackBerry 10.

We will see if this move pays off in the long run, for a phone with Ice Cream Sandwich, 1.2GHz of processing speed and performance that outmatches the Galaxy Note, it is an impressive phone for an impressive price.