Bell says last year brought the first Intel-based smartphones, that includes models from Lenovo, ZTE, Motorola, Megafon, Lava and Orange. These are now in 25 countries.
Bell says the company worked closely with Google to get Android working well on them too. Now onto how this works against the competition.
Bell throws up a benchmark of the Droid Razr i, which uses the Atom chip on the Google Octane benchmark, where it's above the iPhone 5, HTC One X, others.
Slide featuring Anandtech quote re: performance. Anand is doing some really great, deep writing about Intel's mobile chip ambitions. Required reading.
Another benchmark, on battery life showing that the Razr i has 8 hrs 41mins vs. the Razr M's 7 hrs 22 mins using a chip from Qualcomm.
So today: value smartphone for emerging markets, the Atom Z2420 w/XMM 6265 (codenamed "Lexington") chip. These are chips for places like Africa, China, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.
Speeds of up to 1.2Ghz with hyperthreading, can run Android apps "very fast," Bell says.
Bell's holding up a reference design similar to the one the company did at last year's CES using a bunch of standard bits the company expects others to use as part of the platform.
Emerging market focus suggests that Intel is going for low-cost, high volume sales. Also hoping to catch a foothold in places that have not yet been claimed by other mobile chip vendors.
On board you get HD video encoding and decoding (1080p 30fps), 1.3 MP + 5M cameras w/7 frame burst mode, and SGX540 graphics, which Bell say are quite speedy. He does a quick demo of the burst mode too.
These are admirable specs for a smartphone chip, though. HD video, respectable camera and graphics processing.
Other parts of the platform: dual-sim, dual standby, FM radio, MicroSD card slot, and a wireless display mode to push stuff to TVs and monitors.
Bell says the video mode is useful for pushing videos you've taken on your phone to something like a ginormous plasma in your living room.
First up with these devices will be Acer, Safaricom, and Lava. The actual products from these companies are coming later this quarter, Bell says.
Man, wireless display. Sounds so great on paper...
Safaricom is based in Africa, Lava from India.
Now we're getting a peek at the smartphone chip roadmap which has two tracks -- one for "performance" devices, and another for the "value" market, like the one Bell was just talking about. Both eventually moving to 22 nanometer.
On to tablets now. Bell going over the Atom platform and how it's in use by 10 different OEMs for getting Atom-powered devices running Windows 8.
Bell's talking up the company's Z2760 processor, which goes up to 1.8Ghz, has two cores, and gets 10+ hours of battery life. News about this chip is already out, Bell notes.
Big quote dinging Windows RT on there. Makes sense for Intel, of course.