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NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told journalists recently that tablets sporting his company’s newest Tegra 3 system-on-a-chip will experience price drops within just six months, as he looks forward to NVIDIA innovations that will succeed Tegra 3. Current technology becomes old when newer technologies arrive, and when the newer technologies arrive, they also tend to be more expensive and the older technology often decreases its price. The same can be said of Tegra 3 tablets, whose prices are expected to drop to about US$300 within just a few months. Tegra 3’s flagship tablet is the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, due…

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When word got out of Lenovo making plans on using the Tegra 3 chipset, it’s no surprise that other manufacturers are also joining in the bandwagon to develop new devices sporting the latest quad-core offering from NVIDIA. According to leaked User Agent Profiles (UAProf) discovered by Blog of Mobile!!, Acer has two upcoming Android tablets, the Acer Iconia Tab A510 and A511 tablets. These could be Acer’s response to manufacturing rivals such as Lenovo and ASUS, which are already making plans of releasing quad-core tablets by the end of this year. The UAProfs also revealed some interesting tidbits of the…

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HTC released the HTC Flyer as its single-core flagship tablet and the HTC Jetstream as its dual-core flagship.  What about its quad-core flagship?  A yet-unnamed HTC tablet bearing a quad-core processor is reportedly in the pipeline and scheduled for release at the Media World Congress (MWC) 2012 next year. Taiwanese news site Commercial Times reports that HTC is planning to release a quad-core tablet, alongside two new Android smartphones, before Microsoft releases its Windows 8 operating system by 3Q 2012. The HTC tablet will reportedly carry an NVIDIA chipset, presumably Tegra 3, which is NVIDIA’s quad-core processor.  Android 4.0 Ice…

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If you were amazed by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor’s speed and power, wait till you hear about the recently showcased NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor that will surely satisfy your thirst for speed and fun. Known previously by the codename “Project Kal-El,” Tegra 3 vows up to three times the graphic performance of Tegra 2. It also includes features that lowers power consumption by up to 61%, bringing you about 12 hours of High Definition video playback. So, how can Tegra 3 revolutionize an Android device–whether tablet or smartphone–that comes with it? I can think of three mind-blowing possibilities for…

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Android tablets powered by NVIDIA’s upcoming quad-core processor, the Tegra 3 (codenamed “Kal-El”), may start becoming available before 2011 is over. NVIDIA chief Jen-Hsun Huang told Forbes that the quad-core Android tablets may come this year, ahead of the quad-core smartphones that NVIDIA predicted earlier to reach markets this year. NVIDIA hopes to stay ahead of chief rival Qualcomm. The latter is reported to be releasing its own quad-core processors towards the end of the year. Both NVIDIA and Qualcomm have been mainstays in the market for high-end smartphone processors. Qualcomm has been in the mobile technology game for years…