Those chips are hard to come by, however. Intel’s presence in mobile devices is practically nonexistent. There are only a few Intel-based phones for sale, and they’re only available in places like China and India. However, many manufacturers — including Lenovo, Samsung and Acer — have debuted Windows tablets based on Intel mobile processors, although it’s unclear how well they’re selling.
Intel’s biggest challenge in mobile has been to build chips that have similar power efficiency as ARM-based processors. The chip technology — which powers the vast majority Windows-based PCs — tends to emphasize performance, although Intel has been iterating its Atom processors to improve efficiency over the past few years.
With 22nm tech, new Intel phones would theoretically be even better on that score. We may get more of a sense of Intel’s plans for 2013 at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.
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This article was previously published at: mashable.com