Wow - Motorola's Sanjay Jha and Intel just announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to combine forces to deliver new Medfield-based mobile devices to the US market, with actual devices finalized by this summer, and availability shortly thereafter (subject to carrier approval). This is probably the most exciting thing we've heard all day.
Motorola has had a fairly long-standing relationship with Texas Instruments (along with a couple brief collaborations with NVIDIA). The deal with Intel was said to be a multi-year agreement, suggesting that Motorola may be changing its go-to chipset and processor provider. Sanjay Jha stated we could expect specific device announcements in the coming months, and we can't wait to see what the two are going to come up with, especially now that Google will probably play a significant role in the whole process, as well.
It has taken a while, but it looks like Intel is serious about making a splash in the smartphone and tablet market, and competition is always good news for consumers.