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Nvidia: Tegra Phones on T-Mobile and AT&T by Q4

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Rumor has it we can expect to see cell phones based on the company’s Tegra chip as soon as next year.

Computex 2009 showed us a plethora of devices powered by Nvidia's Tegra platform. Unfortunately there wasn’t a single cell phone in the bunch, which disappointed us hugely. Soon after came news that Microsoft's newest iteration of its Zune PMP, the Zune HD would run on Tegra. Very exciting and very cool, but we still hadn't gotten wind of a Tegra-based cell phone.

An interview over on CrunchGear quotes Nvidia as saying we'll see a Tegra-powered cell phone before we ring in 2010. Not only that, but this device is going to come from one of the top five smartphone manufacturers, with other sites suggesting either Samsung or Motorola. According to CrunchGear, Nvidia said the device is going to be available from both T-Mobile and AT&T, for a $199 price point that matches that of the Palm Pre and the iPhone 3GS.

Who’s interested? I’d like to say I am, but I'm not so crazy about those Motorola/Samsung rumors. Motorola handsets while easy on the eyes, haven't served me that well in the past and I've had two Samsung phones come with number pads that broke after a couple of weeks. What manufacturer would you like to see with a Tegra-based phone? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Wayoffbase , July 2, 2009 4:52 PM
    I've never had any complaints with LG phones, a tegra based LG on verizon just in time for my contract renewal at the end of this year would be sweet.
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    Anonymous , July 2, 2009 4:57 PM
    erikson if not them than nokia
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    fooldog01 , July 2, 2009 4:59 PM
    HTC
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    vir_cotto , July 2, 2009 5:01 PM
    LG Because I'm with Verizon!
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    The_Blood_Raven , July 2, 2009 5:08 PM
    Blackberry, of course!
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    pocketdrummer , July 2, 2009 5:08 PM
    Blackjack or iPhone. But, I'm not sure how powerful the current Graphics chip in the iPhone 3GS is compared to tegra.

    Either way, if the SOFTWARE itself is crap (ie. it is running ANY version of Windows Mobile) then the hardware really won't matter.
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    Hanin33 , July 2, 2009 6:21 PM
    blackberry isn't the name of the manufacturer.. it's Research In Motion... whom i would doubt would touch tegra since their focus is more on the business/power user side. all the winmo haters must not do any business with their smart/pda phones since i haven't seen anything else handle ms exchange access as well as winmo based fones. blackberry exchange server is nice if you can afford it...

    i think i'd want to see HTC come out with something really nice with the tegra... they seem to come out with decent units most of the time.
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    hillarymakesmecry , July 2, 2009 6:59 PM
    LG Verizon!
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    dheadley , July 2, 2009 7:25 PM
    Recently I traded in my 5th LG in a row for a Samsung Omnia for my personal phone because I wanted to have push email from our exchange server on my personal phone as well as my business phone and it was the only Verizon smartphone that I liked the look and feel of at the store.

    More so becuase my wife had been using one of the samsung phones that folds open two ways (forget the name) for two years now and loves the thing. She is constantly texting and on the phone for her administrative job and was always changing phones trying to find one that stood up to her heavy use. I thought no way when she picked it out because it looked so thin and flimsy the way dual flip works, but its the first phone that she has kept for over a year in past ten years.

    so if its a samsung we both might be looking at one at the verizon store when it comes out.
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    bosjee , July 2, 2009 7:25 PM
    Forget the manufacture, what OS are they going to put in? It would be a good fight against iPhone if Android is put in.
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    Anonymous , July 2, 2009 7:29 PM
    Yeah, HTC is no doubt the way to go.
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    surrept420 , July 2, 2009 8:15 PM
    If they choose LG you verizon fools will still be screwed. It's not like they are gunna make a CDMA LG phone. It will still be GSM and us AT&T users and T-Mobile users are gunna get the benefits...not Verizon/Sprint/Alltel....Wish those crappy companies would make the move to GSM like the rest of the planet.
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    surrept420 , July 2, 2009 8:16 PM
    That being said I choose HTC.
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    Hanin33 , July 2, 2009 9:00 PM
    surrept420If they choose LG you verizon fools will still be screwed. It's not like they are gunna make a CDMA LG phone. It will still be GSM and us AT&T users and T-Mobile users are gunna get the benefits...not Verizon/Sprint/Alltel....Wish those crappy companies would make the move to GSM like the rest of the planet.


    i keep hearing of CDMA and it's variants in smaller parts of the world... tho it's true we should have one standard for all already...
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    Anonymous , July 2, 2009 10:02 PM
    Apple
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    noobinberg , July 2, 2009 10:09 PM
    giomocuaApple

    LMAO! Are you serious? Like Apple would just throw out everything they've put so much effort and money into.
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    krazynutz , July 2, 2009 10:18 PM
    Actually, with RIM's Blackberry Storm, they're dabbling in the media market (apps/videos) as well so I wouldn't doubt it at all. I'd love to see a Tegra-based Storm v2 or v3.
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    krazynutz , July 2, 2009 10:18 PM
    Plus the Bold and Tour are more media friendly as well :) 
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    matt87_50 , July 2, 2009 11:22 PM
    Seriously, why didn't they just make the zune HD a phone? I mean, its not like MS have no interest in the mobile industry - they make winMo - and it also seems like its exactly the right shape and size for a phone. they can't honestly expect to compete with you-know-who without making it a phone.
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    Anonymous , July 2, 2009 11:33 PM
    anyone who is still claiming that any phone is better than the iPhone is sticking their head in the sand. took me a long time to admit it too!!!
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