Lava Xolo X900 will be the world's first Intel smartphone starting April 23rd

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The Lava Xolo X900 will be the first shipping smartphone to be powered by Intel's Atom processors, confirming rumors that we heard a couple of days ago. The handset is set for release in India on Monday, and has a 1.6GHz single-core Atom processor, a dedicated 400MHz graphics core, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, NFC capability, and a 1,024 x 600 WSVGA LCD display. It's also got an 8-megapixel camera that's capable of capturing 10 shots per second in burst mode. Unfortunately the Xolo X900 will ship with Android 2.3, though the company promises that an over-the-air upgrade to Android 4.0 is on the way.

It's a big step for Intel, with its chips also powering the Lenovo K800 that's expected to launch in May. However, early adopters might have a greater price to pay than usual — they're likely to see far fewer apps in the Play Store than other Android devices, since many won't yet be ready to run on Intel's hardware. However, for those who still want a handset with Intel inside, it's set to cost INR 22,000 (or around $425) off-contract.

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