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If you don’t already know what the PadFone is, it is basically ASUS’s way of combining a tablet and a phone into a pretty sweet device. Therefore, when we heard about the new version of the device and the benchmark that revealed its Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, we jumped all over it. However, instead of featuring just a dual-core processor, Engadget reported that “the Asus Padfone will be coming out at MWC 2012 in February…sporting a Tegra 3.” Right now, very few devices feature Tegra 3. Putting one of these quad-core beasts into a phone would simply be ridiculous. The Tegra…

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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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It seems that everyone except Apple has made an Android tablet now. And just one is not enough, manufacturers have gone to great lengths to make multiple versions, and Lenovo is no exception. Clocking in with 3 Android Tablets on the market today, ranging from $229 to $499, Lenovo hopes that the fourth will be the charm.

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Everyone seems to be impressed by just how powerful Tegra 3 really is. But it’s not just regular people like us, but also game developers and other type of developers that seem to be impressed with it as well. And what’s not to like when you have the first 4 quad core Cortex A9 CPU, basically twice as fast as anything out there right now, and also a 12 core GPU (although not with unified shaders – 8 pixel shaders and 4 vertex shaders). Here’s what some of the developers that have been working on games for Tegra 3 have…

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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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It’s really too bad that Tegra 3 was delayed for so long, when it was supposed to arrive in the first devices starting August this year. It’s now November, and we probably still won’t see it until December. That’s almost half a year delay – again. It was delayed almost as much as Tegra 2. At the very least, Nvidia should’ve given us a more realistic shipping schedule, rather than an what seems to have been an extremely optimistic one – twice. I know they want to build buzz around their chips early on, but they shouldn’t let their potential…

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When ARM announced Cortex A15 last year, they said Cortex A15 is a high-performance chip that can be used not only in smartphones and tablets, but also in notebooks, PC’s and even servers. It was very clear from the beginning that they intended to make ARM popular in the server market with this powerful chip. But one thing that was surprising and also a little disappointing was that they didn’t make this chip 64-bit. This means that any device can’t use more than 4 GB’s of RAM if the architecture only supports 32-bit. They did, however, add an extension for…

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Have you always wanted that perfect combo of tablet and laptop? Well hang in there, because Asus may have finally cracked the code. With detachable keyboard and all, this might be the perfect fit for users on the go that still want that incredible power and access to a nifty keyboard for some content creation on the move. There is not much detail surrounding this device yet, but that doesn’t mean we have not heard credible rumors. Here are some of the best rumors and the ones we are most confident about: Ice Cream Sandwich? Kal-El Quad-Core Processor Connecting Keyboard…

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Could this be the end of HTC’s exclusive use of Qualcomm chips? In a recent interview of HTC’s VP of Marketing with GSMArena, he said there’s actually “no exclusive deal” between HTC and Qualcomm, and when asked what other chips they could use, he said “Nvidia or TI-powered smartphones and tablets are possible in the future.” Qualcomm have done very well for themselves with the rise of touchscreen smartphones. They managed to grab TI’s longstanding leadership position, which happened with the rise of Android and the fall of Nokia and RIM (who mainly used TI chips). But perhaps the biggest reason Qualcomm…

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Nvidia has just dropped a nugget of gold at our doorstep – and it contains a bit of a bombshell folks. It turns out that Project Kal-El, also known as “Tegra 3″ is not actual a Quad Core SoC after all – it’s a Quintuple Core SoC. Not disclosed publicly previously, is a trick that Nvidia has been keeping up their sleeve — until today. Employing a novel process dubbed Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing (vSMP) technology – NVIDIA’s Project Kal-El SoC includes a fifth “Companion Core” created using a special low power silicon process that executes select tasks like music playback,  video playback, reading loaded web pages,…