Intel Finds a Russian MegaFon for Its Android Ambitions
While Intel is still hopeful of convincing the world’s biggest smartphone makers to adopt its processors, a big part of its current business is tapping smaller players aiming to make a name for themselves.
The latest company to fit that bill is MegaFon, a lesser-known but fast-growing Russian cellphone operator. Later this month, the company plans to start selling a modified version of Intel’s smartphone reference design.
The MegaFon Mint, as the phone will be known, will go on sale Wednesday for 17,990 rubles, roughly $550.
Intel has also announced a deal with Motorola, though the first phones under that partnership have not yet been announced.