The king of the microprocessors may be gunning for the king of the smartphones.
Word on the street is that Intel recently assembled a brain trust of heavyweight tech geeks for the sole purpose of producing a rival to the iPhone. The storied guests reportedly included John Faith (the head of MySpace Mobile), computer scientist Alan Kay, and even a wireless exec from Disney.
The goal is to produce a lower-cost, "Intel Inside"-powered phone based around Google's Android and variable resistance sensor technology (a less expensive alternative to the iPhone's touchscreen tech). Part of Intel's incentive — aside from past telephonic "epic fails" — might be the news that Apple just bought its own chip-manufacturing subsidiary