The first smartphones running on Intel chips will be available in Europe later this year from Orange.
Intel has been a notable absentee from the smartphone market, which has been dominated almost entirely by UK firm ARM, but it has been promising to enter the market for some time.
Intel said its first phones would be available in China during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.
Now the firm is set to enter more mature Western markets after Orange said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, that its Intel-based handset, codenamed Santa Clara, will be shipped soon.
The handset closely resembled the reference design Organge showed at the CES show.
The phone will use Intel's Atom Z2460 single-core processor and will first ship with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform with users able to upgrade Ice Cream Sandwich in due course.
The phone also has a 4.03in display, measures 123mm x 63 x 9.99, features 16GB of memory and weighs 117g. It includes a 8-megapixel camera and the phone can support HSPA+ network speeds as high as 21Mbit/s, set to be rolled out on Orange's network.
Intel's vice president for mobile and communications, Mike Bell, said the partnership was evidence the firm could compete in the smartphone market with high-end devices.
"We are pleased to extend our close collaboration with Orange to Intel-based smartphones. The device is a fantastic example of the innovation happening on Intel's smartphone reference design," he said.
The phone is being manufactured by Chinese vendor Gigabyte, and will be available first to customers in the UK and France, some time during the summer.
Although no information was available on pricing Orange said it would be an entry-level device and the cost would reflect this.
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