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Lenovo meets Android with K800 smartphone (photos)

Lenovo jumped into the smartphone business at CES 2012 when it announced the K800. Powered by an Intel chip, the Android smartphone will be the first in a series of handsets.

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Lenovo used CES 2012 to expand beyond its core laptop and desktop PC business when it announced the K800 Android smartphone. Powered by a 32nm "Medfield" Atom processor, the K800 is just the first of a series of smartphones promised by the two companies.


With sharp angles and a dark skin, the candy bar design doesn't break from Android tradition. Intel and Lenovo did reveal many features at their press event, but we know that the K800 will have 720p video, HDMI-out, near-field communication (aka NFC), and Intel wireless display technology for steaming video to a compatible HD TV.


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The 4.5-inch display supports a multitouch interface and a bright resolution and a few unique user interface elements. Below the display are three touch controls.
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The K800 has a trim design with few exterior controls.
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On one end is the Micro-USB port for charging and syncing to a PC.
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The rear side has a beveled design. Up top are the camera lens and flash.

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