Solid State Drive manufacturing was the new hip tech that all the cool manufacturers were adopting. Now it seems things are turning back to expanding the mobile sector. Everyone is now back to not-so-humbly building smartphones, tablets, and hybrids in between. If this trend continues and the like-minded stay so, before long everybody will be Kung Fu fighting. I hear those kids are fast as lighting.

Not quite so swift is Intel’s entry into the ground-floor level of smarphones. Keynan Communications company Safaricom has teamed with Intel to offer Africa’s first Smartphone powered with Intel Inside and the Yolo Android Smartphone was born. The Yolo device is for first-time buyers and those looking for a cost-effective device with all the basic trimmings of a garden variety smartphone. It uses an Intel Atom Processor z2420, which also does Hyper-Threading and can reach speeds of 1.2ghz. That’s definitely entry-level but sufficient. The Yolo can capture videos at 1080p HD resolution, a 5-megapixel camera capable of snapping 7-pics in a single second. The compact form factor only allows for a 3.5-inch touchscreen. But the device supports FM radio, features expandable memory, HSPA+ modem support plus Intel’s own XMM 6265 modem for roaming while globe-trotting. You can even install McAfee mobile security for added device protection and a bit of peace of mind while home and abroad.

Shawn Sanders

Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.