Intel chief eyes carriers as possible partners

04/25/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Intel CEO Paul Otellini says carriers have shown interest in partnering with the chipmaker, even to the extent of possibly selling white-label smartphones produced by Asian manufacturers rather than by the typical handset-makers. "The people who have the most interest in optimizing feature sets for the phones at the end of the day are the carriers who own the networks and want to get the maximum return from them," he said. Intel believes its new mobile chip, code-named "Medfield," has performance parity with those designed by rival ARM Holdings.

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