Thursday, October 31, 2013

Intel's first modem with 2G, 3G and LTE is ready to roll in tablets, phones and laptops


Intel starts shipping new 2G, 3G and LTEcapable modem for phones and tablets

You might see more (good) phones and tablets with Intel inside, now that the company has started shipping its new LTE-capable XMM 7160 chip to manufacturers. We say "new," but it's actually been a long time coming -- the company first revealed the radio in early 2012 and officially announced it in February this year. Since the modem supports not only 15 global LTE bands, but also 2G, 3G and voice-over-LTE services, it could potentially give Intel the boost it needs to start fulfilling its mobile ambitions. The chip's already begun its journey within the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 in Europe and Asia, and it'll come with other Bay Trail tablets in the future.

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Source: GigaOm