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Motorola phones with Intel chips will debut Sept. 18

Motorola phones with Intel chips will debut Sept. 18

Motorola phones with Intel chips will debut Sept. 18
News from VentureBeat:

Motorola is teaming up with Intel to unveil a new kind of device: Motorola smartphones with Intel chips inside, running the Android mobile operating system. The highly hyped handsets will be revealed in two and a half weeks.

Motorola and Intel will joinly show off the new phone on September 18 at an event in London. The unveiling will be held at Victoria House, a huge Art Deco sarcophagus* in the city’s West End. The hashtag for the event, #motoedge, seems to give away the phone’s name, as well.

The launch is one of the more poorly kept secrets in the mobile phone scene. We first got wind of the project back at CES in January, when Intel announced new partnerships with both Lenovo and Motorola.

During his keynote address, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said Intel had been working with Motorola on its new Medfield smartphone and tablet chips (now called the Intel Atom Z2460) that were built with the x86 architecture previously reserved for PC chips.

Other details about the project leaked back in February. At that point, we learned that the new devices would be running Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich — a bit of a “no…………… continues on VentureBeat

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Motorola may shut operations in India in drive to cut 20% jobs
News from Economic Times:

NEW DELHI: US-based Motorola Mobility may shut operations in India as part of its global strategy to prune its near 20,000-strong workforce by 20% and close more than 30 sales offices and R&D units worldwide. The mobile phone maker will also give ‘generous’ severance packages and outplacement services to employees that will be impacted.

Industry executives aware of developments at the handset maker’s India operations said the employees were being let go and only people working on projects relevant to products being sold in the US market were being retained.

Motorola is scaling down on a large scale in India as it was reducing the number of models in the market and limiting its presence to just smartphones, these people said without wanting to be identified. It would continue to sell its phones till stocks are exhausted while service centers would continue to function.

Motorola Mobility’s director for communications in Asia Pacific William Moss did not share specifics or details in response to ET’s queries, but confirmed that the global restructuring was impacting India and its workforce, who will be given other employment opportunities apart from compensation.

“India is affected by this global restructuring,…………… continues on Economic Times

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