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Nvidia CEO's Secret Tablet is 15'' ICD Android

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 29 comments

Back in November, Jen-Hsun Huang was spotted with a mystery tablet based on the company's Tegra chipset. Nvidia said it was a prototype from an ODM called ICD that's being "actively" shopped to carriers around the world.

Well ICD is at CES this week and the company had the tablet on hand to show off to attendees. Specs-wise you're looking at a 15-inch display, Nvidia's Tegra processor, boasts full 1080p video playback and runs on Android.

ICD is partnering up with T-Mobile UK to offer this device as a "family hub tablet" designed primarily to sit in the kitchen and offer one-touch access to calendars and the like. The tablet can make calls and will be accessible via anything web enabled, meaning the entire family can connect to it via their cell phones, work computers, PCs or laptops. It also includes a full web browser, on-demand TV, video chat and games.

It's an odd way to market such a beautiful piece of equipment. Granted, without a carrier on board to subsidize such a device, the cost would probably be too high to appeal to a broad audience so perhaps it's necessary to have the "family organizer" angle to keep T-Mobile happy.

Release is set for later this year. No word on a U.S. release.

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    darkknight22 , January 8, 2010 2:03 AM
    Caption: "Yeah it's 15", that's what's up. Wanna throw down or something? This is MY HOUSE! MY HOUSEEE!"

    You guys put the best pics for these articles and always seem to distract me from the article itself.
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    randomizer , January 8, 2010 5:06 AM
    I never really think of Jen-Hsun as a CEO the way he acts and dresses. I picture CEOs as suits, but I've only seen him in a suit once. He looks more like a personal trainer in this pic. :lol: 
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    IzzyCraft , January 8, 2010 1:21 AM
    omg it's that picture again, the first one, god he cracks me up
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  • 14 Hide
    IzzyCraft , January 8, 2010 1:21 AM
    omg it's that picture again, the first one, god he cracks me up
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    christop , January 8, 2010 2:02 AM
    kinda cool
  • 24 Hide
    darkknight22 , January 8, 2010 2:03 AM
    Caption: "Yeah it's 15", that's what's up. Wanna throw down or something? This is MY HOUSE! MY HOUSEEE!"

    You guys put the best pics for these articles and always seem to distract me from the article itself.
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    knutjb , January 8, 2010 3:55 AM
    I'm sure if the product works it will make it's way out of the kitchen. My kids would take it and hide in their rooms with their friends and watch You tube or hulu. What else does it do? Looks like a slick piece of gear.
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    randomizer , January 8, 2010 5:06 AM
    I never really think of Jen-Hsun as a CEO the way he acts and dresses. I picture CEOs as suits, but I've only seen him in a suit once. He looks more like a personal trainer in this pic. :lol: 
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    Anonymous , January 8, 2010 5:37 AM
    Why not make it actually practical by offering a Windows 7 version?
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    RooD , January 8, 2010 6:06 AM
    I would rather have android. And I will most likely pick this up when it comes to the US.
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    back_by_demand , January 8, 2010 6:36 AM
    I can imagine him breaking into song from Team America

    "I'm so ronery, so ronery"

    Joking aside, looks a pretty sweet device
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    tipoo , January 8, 2010 11:43 AM
    Interesting, that man's armspan looks to be 15 inches.
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    roofus , January 8, 2010 12:09 PM
    Let's all chip in and buy him some clothes. I think he has that shirt on every time I see him in a picture or flash video.
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    vaskodogama , January 8, 2010 12:39 PM
    looks like a big iphone to me :D 
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    back_by_demand , January 8, 2010 1:32 PM
    vaskodogamalooks like a big iphone to me

    Or he is really tiny
    You can see the "short complex" rage in his eyes, "you looking at me?"
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    sliem , January 8, 2010 2:12 PM
    It does look like an iphone.
    However, it's Android. Go android!
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    c0r3f1ght3r , January 8, 2010 3:06 PM
    hes like "wtf r u gonna do about Apple?" but seriously this could be very nice. Android is slowly taking over!!! open source ftw. Forget apple... this is a peoples product. Apple is like our government.
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    anamaniac , January 8, 2010 4:38 PM
    I want one of these integrated into my kitchen wall. =D
    Control my oven, microwave, fridge, thermostat, lights, watch TV while cooking etc.
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    JohnnyLucky , January 10, 2010 3:48 PM
    anamaniac - What you want is already available. It was about 8 years ago at CES in Las vegas. Somebody built a pc controlled home in one of the casino hotel parking lots.
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    DjEaZy , January 10, 2010 4:55 PM
    ... and the big thing gonna be... apple lol's about all the tablets by others... and the apple's secret will not be a tablet... would be interesting...?
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    back_by_demand , January 10, 2010 8:23 PM
    DjEaZy... and the big thing gonna be... apple lol's about all the tablets by others... and the apple's secret will not be a tablet... would be interesting...?

    My personal bet is if Apple do not show a tablet, the secret announcement wil be the iPhone Nano, there have been breadcrumbs of a phone with an unknown later version number using Apps on the cell network, so I will lay 20 down that's what it is. Anyone want that bet?
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    gammaraptor , January 10, 2010 11:11 PM
    Apple is gonna hav some serious competition...
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    choz , January 11, 2010 3:02 AM
    But does it run Crysis?
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