Tegra 3 articles
According to Reuters, Google plans to introduce a second-generation Nexus 7 tablet. Among other things, the new tablet will feature a higher resolution and a thinner bezel. The new Nexus 7 will be made by ASUS, but this time the company will use a Snapdragon SoC.
ASUS is serious about launching its fabled Transformer AiO, which was unveiled last June, at Computex. It is priced just under US $1,300, and is expected to be generally available this Spring (after March). The contraption switches between a desktop and 18.4" tablet.
Gainward, a well-known manufacturer of desktop graphics card, has decide to enter the tablet market. The company will enter the market with an affordable quad-core 7-inch tablet. As a long NVIDIA partner, Gainward decided to use NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC.
With the success of the Tegra 3, NVIDIA was hopping to have at least the same success with its next-gen chip. According to early reports, it seems that Tegra 4 will not be seen in many tablets and smartphones. For now, only Toshiba and ASUS confirmed Tegra 4 devices.
Fuhu announced the Nabi XD, a 10.1-inch tablet that converts to an ultraportable. Priced at $250, the device is designed [admittedly] for tweens (ages 10~12), which shows not just in its loud design, but also Rightware Kanzi custom-UI that's intuitive and safe.
Designed to dominate the high-performance ARM SoC market, NVIDIA's Tegra 3 is finding itself facing tough competition from Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, which could limit its growth in 2013, from 2012, where it landed orders from big products such as Nexus 7 and Surface RT.
Toshiba announced the Excite 10 SE tablet in North America. The 10-incher, carrying a relatively modest price-tag, is driven by a powerful processor, Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean," SRS Premium Voice Pro sound, and a 1280 x 800-pixel screen, among other mainstream features.
It looks like Microsoft wants to cast NVIDIA and Intel out of its second generation Surface plans, in a likely effort to cut cost of hardware. On the receiving end of things at their expense are AMD and Qualcomm. Redmond also plans 14.6-inch Surface Book.
Fujitsu launched its flagship smartphone for the season in partnership with NTT Docomo, the Arrows V F-04E. Available in three color options, the 4.7-inch phone packs cutting-edge hardware, and biometric security to ensure your phone is truly yours to use.
In an interview with a French publication, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer may have answered the one question every PC maker (and perhaps Intel) has on its mind: how Surface RT is faring in the market. Limited availability and market reach could be culprit.