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Motorola’s Intel-powered Ice Cream Sandwich phone leaked

Images from the first Motorola smartphone powered by Intel and running Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich) have allegedly surfaced online.

The image, obtained by PocketNow, shows a slender, silver-colored handset with no front-facing buttons. The screen shows a new version of Motorola’s MotoBlur user interface on top of Android, which shows off a handful of widgets and notification badges. If the image is accurate, it could be the first Android 4.0 phone from Motorola.

The device will presumably run Intel’s Medfield-based Atom processor, which would mark another step in Intel’s push into the smartphone market. Intel previously reached partnerships with both Motorola and Lenovo, as VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reported at CES. Aside from the processor, the device is also expected to have a stellar camera that takes advantage of Android 4.0’s software support as well as a 15-frames-per-second burst shot mode, according to PocketNow.

The unnamed Motorola smartphone is rumored to make its debut at the end of the month during the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Look out for coverage from the event floor from our very own Devindra Hardawar.


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