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Intel's Yolo low-cost smartphone debuts
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Safaricom today announced a smartphone based an Intel design -- part of the chipmaker's effort to enter the global low-cost phone market. The Yolo smartphone is aimed "cost-conscious...first-time buyers" in Kenya, said Intel, which is responsible for both the core electronics and phone's design. That design was announced at CES 2013. Inside the 3.5-inch Yolo is an Intel Atom Z2420 processor that can run at speeds up to 1.2 GHz and Intel's XMM 6265 modem with HSPA+ support for global roaming. Yolo will be sold in Safaricom shops in Kenya at an entry price of Kshs. 10,999 (about $125) and comes bundled with 500 MB of free data. And this follows an announcement in April of the Xolo X900 by Intel and India-based Lava International. That phone is built around the Intel Atom Z2460 processor.