Rumors of NVIDIA’s plans to enter the tablet market with a 7-inch tablet called the Tegra Tab have been circulating for about a month now. And along with some teaser shots of the back of the device, complete with the Tegra Tab name, the device has also been spotted in AnTuTu benchmark listings. Now the first official confirmation that the tablet exists has appeared due to filing information seen from Taiwan’s NCC.
NVIDIA is listed as the tablet’s designer and the model number is reported as P1640. The data also shows that the device includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. But that is all that the NCC reveals in terms of any specs for the device. However the rulers placed next to the device show that this is a seven inch tablet.
The picture above shows the back of the tablet and if you look down at the bottom it appears that the tablet has a slot designed to hold a stylus.
At the heart of the tablet is thought to be NVIDIA’s latest System-on-a-Chip, the Tegra 4 – running at 1.8GHz. Shipping with Android 4.2.2, previous rumors also suggest that the tablet’s display will have a resolution of 1280 x 736 and that the device will include a 5-megapixel rear camera and a micro HDMI port.
The intended market for the device is still unclear. Is NVIDIA trying to compete with Google and the Nexus 7 range? Is this is a development device for those writing apps for the NVIDIA Shield? Pricing will of course be the key point. If NVIDIA thinks it can make a better tablet than the Nexus 7 (2013) for a reasonable price then it will be interesting to see it action!