Last year, the Santa Clara, California-based chip maker Intel created a lot of excitement in tech circles when it
introduced its XOLO X900 smartphone in India, in partnership with Lava International. Unfortunately, the world’s first mobile phone with Intel architecture inside received a lukewarm response in the country, primarily because it was priced on the higher side at R22,000 and in the absence of a strong marketing push, it failed to get the much-needed visibility in the market.
This time around, the Delhi-based domestic phone maker (Lava International) is promoting its XOLO smartphone range as a separate business unit. And, its XOLO Play (T1000) as an entertainment phone powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core mobile processor—for only R15,999. At first look, the stylish and sleek device is all about speed and performance. With a potent mix of high-end hardware at a good price point, this device has a lot going for it.
Nvidia officials reckon that the benefits of a Tegra 3 processor are numerous. First, extreme multitasking. Essentially this means that you can play, watch, share, and connect like you do at home, even when you’re not. A Nvidia Tegra processor-powered phone makes it all possible, delivering great performance that goes wherever you go. You can count on pretty fast multimedia, great gaming, seamless multitasking, extraordinary productivity, fairly good battery life, and brilliant graphics—all from the inventor of the graphics processing unit (Nvidia).
No prizes for guessing as to why in the test-run, my attention was primarily focused on how Tegra powers this new mobile device.
Believe me, you will not be disappointed. Take for instance its multitasking capabilities. Truth be told, what good is taking your phone with you if it can’t keep up? On the XOLO Play, you can get your apps in gear with the power of a Tegra processor. You can create documents while checking email, browsing the Web, or watching video. Or stream music while you share photos or video chat. You can do it all without missing a beat—whether you are traveling, commuting, or just hanging out on your couch.
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