Intel showed us it could create a competent mid-range smartphone with decent processing power and battery life to spare, and then the company decided to create a somewhat slower SOC for poorer countries like Africa. Next month at the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona, however, the chipmaker's pulling out the big guns: We'll see a bunch of Android devices with the Atom Z2580, a much faster piece of silicon.

Intel actually announced the chip a year ago, but it should be a major step up.

Pakedge announced this week that has hired Michelle Coleman as its new international sales manager. Coleman formerly worked at Kaleidescape as distribution sales manager for Europe, the MIddle East and Africa.

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