CES: Intel Does A 360

By Branko Miletic

As has been the case since its inception, it’s the world’s gamers that end up with the best goodies to take home from the CES geek fest.

Consider Intel’s 360-degree interactive touchscreen video running on its new Atom processor for smartphones. Wow is a word that comes to mind after you have seen this technology in action, and looks like it might take mobile gaming to the next level of interactivity.

By using Intel’s Atom processor Z2460 platform, formerly named “Medfield”, the first cab off the rank to use this technology will be the Lenovo K800 smartphone.

And although this Intel Atom chip has been in a number of devices from netbooks to smart TVs, this is the first time its ventured into the smartphone market, meaning mobile gaming will be the biggest winner here.

Intel has also been working with interactive developer Immersive Media to develop the 360-degree videos specifically for this new platform.