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Nvidia Boss Shows Off Tegra-powered Tablet

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 32 comments

A sleek looking, Tegra-powered PMP, perhaps?

On Monday, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang raised a few eyebrows with comments about Apple having the best technology. Actually 'a few' is an understatement. Huang raised so many eyebrows that barely anyone had time to bat an eyelid over the mystery device the CEO was flaunting in Dubai this week.

Engadget cites word from Nvidia in saying that it's a Tegra prototype from an ODM called ICD that's being "actively" shopped to carriers around the world.

While no official specs are available right now, there are rumors aplenty -- such as it running Windows CE with a resistive touchscreen, and claims that Android and capacitive upgrades are in the cards, as well as multiple screen sizes and a T-Mobile launch in March 2010.

How much would you pay for a device like this? Let us know in the comments below!

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    tipoo , November 11, 2009 11:18 PM
    Either our favorite asian CEO is very, VERY small, or that device would be too large to make for a good tablet.
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    acecombat , November 11, 2009 10:24 PM
    Tom'sHow much would you pay for a device like this? Let us know in the comments below!


    Without specs I wouldn't put a price on it.
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    acecombat , November 11, 2009 10:24 PM
    Tom'sHow much would you pay for a device like this? Let us know in the comments below!


    Without specs I wouldn't put a price on it.
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    Honis , November 11, 2009 10:59 PM
    I'll have a 2 year contract, so I'll pass...
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    presidenteody , November 11, 2009 11:11 PM
    well, if it can play some basic games css, l4d2 and such as well as stream hulu full screen and a 80gb hdd... lets say 500-700max usd.

    if it can do crysis... then well i don't know .... a lot
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    tipoo , November 11, 2009 11:18 PM
    Either our favorite asian CEO is very, VERY small, or that device would be too large to make for a good tablet.
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    omnimodis78 , November 11, 2009 11:19 PM
    Damn he looks hot in that picture! I'll pass making a bad comment simply for that reason.
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    tipoo , November 11, 2009 11:20 PM
    omnimodis78Damn he looks hot in that picture! I'll pass making a bad comment simply for that reason.


    He definitely works out, eh?

    *looks at own arms with sense of inferiority*
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    The-Darkening , November 11, 2009 11:28 PM
    omnimodis78Damn he looks hot in that picture! I'll pass making a bad comment simply for that reason.


    His hair was generated artificially with mspaint. :/ 
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    Camikazi , November 11, 2009 11:42 PM
    tipooEither our favorite asian CEO is very, VERY small, or that device would be too large to make for a good tablet.

    Or the tablet is closer to the camera then he is :p 

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspective_distortion_(photography)
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    JonathanDeane , November 11, 2009 11:51 PM
    How much would I pay ? "Its over 9000!!!!!" lol

    Anyway I heard something about this new Tegra cpu being the brains in Nintendo's next hand held gizmo. So I really do not need a phone to play some games.... These smart phones are cool and all but I have a less then $200 Samsung phone that slides open with a keyboard and can do the net and all that... I use it to download ringtones and occasionally check a movie time. I don't think a 600-800$ phone would be a good investment for me, about the only thing I would add to my phone is GPS for driving but if I have an address I can wing it with mapquest.

    I guess what I am saying is that I refuse to spend more then $200 on a phone and it better work best as a phone first then if the other functions work good great, but if it cost more then that, my expectations jump up too. Can a laptop AND a cheaper Cell phone to do all the things this phone can do?

    Might also add that my phone has no contract so I paid a bit more for it then if I had say a 2 year contract (probably would have been close to free)
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    tester24 , November 12, 2009 12:06 AM
    Now this is a device that Nvidia could market. Tegra is a really great design and it will be interesting to see where it gets put into. Hopefully a Zune phone or WM phone.
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    WheelsOfConfusion , November 12, 2009 12:58 AM
    I love how he's all like "What then, boyee?"
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    liquidsnake718 , November 12, 2009 1:15 AM
    If I were a restaurant owner with great wifi capabilities for my POS this would be a good time to upgrade and use a future-centric system for ordering and billing as well as inventory reports.

    Depends on how these tegra run tablets cost as well.....
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    enzo matrix , November 12, 2009 1:39 AM
    I can see this working out for its target audience and those people paying $1000+. I wouldn't value it at more than $200-300. Personally, I wouldn't pay more than $200.
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    stm1185 , November 12, 2009 6:23 AM
    Hmm Apple Tablet Rumor, Nvidia CEO saying flattering Bullshit about Apple using the best hardware, Nvidia CEO shown with tablet...

    Leads me to deduce Nvidia CEO courting Apple Tablet hardware deal.
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    falchard , November 12, 2009 6:30 AM
    I think its good nVidia is getting back into the Tablet arena. There aren't any tablet PCs with graphics oomf in them.
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    JMcEntegart , November 12, 2009 8:16 AM
    stm1185Hmm Apple Tablet Rumor, Nvidia CEO saying flattering Bullshit about Apple using the best hardware, Nvidia CEO shown with tablet...Leads me to deduce Nvidia CEO courting Apple Tablet hardware deal.


    Yeah, I thought about that too. But Apple owns PA Semi so I'm not quite sure what to think!
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    Ehsan w , November 12, 2009 9:40 AM
    this might actually make a whole new market...
    for futuristic stuff only :p 
    next up: hologram's in messenger
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    randomizer , November 12, 2009 10:15 AM
    I like that picture. I can see him saying "look, we released something that works without wood screws, it's a miracle!"
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    Regulas , November 12, 2009 11:58 AM
    If it is 3or4G with some contract instead of WIfi (basically free) connection they can keep it.
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    chunkymonster , November 12, 2009 1:09 PM
    If this is a full blown pc tablet with a touch screen, that can run productivity apps, is multi-media capabilities, and has built in Wi-Fi as well as an unlocked 3G/4G phone, I would gladly pay $500.00 for such a device.

    I love convergence!
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