Intel is poised to take on the smartphone market with a cocky attitude that sees the company facing off against ARM and AMD.
Intel has been touting its latest Sandy Bridge and Atom processors as the best on market, but is set to push Intel MeeGo-based devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February. Rumours say the Nokia N9 MeeGo-powered phone will be on display at MWC next month.
Intel-competitor ARM is currently taking a leading slot in the smartphone processor market with the backing of Windows and its next generation of handheld and portable devices. Alongside Windows are chip developers like NVIDIA and Qualcomm who use ARM architecture on their own chips.
While Intel has attempted to push focus away from graphics cards that its major competitor, AMD, specialises in, many computer manufacturers like MSI displayed notebooks and PCs featuring both Sandy Bridge processors from Intel alongside AMD GPUs.
AMD have made an aggressive response to ARM’s early establishment of a dominant position in the smartphone CPU market by ousting its CEO, Dirk Meyer, for his lack of strategy in pursing the tablet and smartphone market earlier this month.