The Lenovo K800 was an intriguing announcement at CES, as it's the first smartphone powered by an Intel Atom CPU.
The Atom (most commonly found in netbooks and the occasional tablet) provides strong budget performance, while the low-voltage technology allows for longer battery life in mini-computers. We're interested to see how the Lenovo K800 will stack up against rival phones in terms of power and longevity.
Aside from the Intel Atom Z2460 processor (running at a zippy 1.6GHz), the Lenovo K800 is standard enough for a modern phone. Android 4.0 (deliciously subtitled Ice Cream Sandwich) gives you quick and customisable access to your apps, while the sharp 4.5-inch TFT display should do the job if you enjoy watching movies on the go.
An eight-megapixel rear-facing camera can be used to snap squirrels and badgers on your way into work. And if you're the kind of deviant who enjoys boring family members with your blurry shots, you can wirelessly connect to a compatible TV using Intel's Wi-Di technology, ready for a thrilling sideshow.
The Lenovo K800 should hit China in Q2 2012, and hopefully the UK soon after.