Motorola Android 4.0 Smartphone Powered by Intel CPU Gets Rendered

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The image below is a render of the future Motorola phone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the company’s first unit with an Intel Medfield processor. Motorola usually relies on Texas Instruments, Nvidia or Qualcomm for its processing solutions, but now they’re switching to Intel for some reason. Expect to see this phone live at MWC 2012.

No idea if they’ll use the Intel Medfield solution exactly, but that’s the favourite, considering Lenovo also relied on the same 1.6GHz CPU for the K800 smartphone shown at CES 2012. I guess that Texas Instruments will be disappointed by this choice, since they’ve been a traditional partner for Motorola for a while now. The device you see here will even sport those capacitive buttons at the bottom, the classic ones from Ice Cream Sandwich, that make that useless bezel even longer.

People have said that this design is a bit ugly for a modern phone, but I’ll leave that up to you to judge… Do you dig this model of does it look like an antique smartphone from the early 2000s? I’m not a very big fan of its design myself, especially after that nice Motorola Droid RAZR.

[via Pocketnow]