NVIDIA today introduced
a new platform based on the NVIDIA Tegra 600 Series ARM based computer-on-a-chip that enables a $99, always-on, always-connected HD mobile internet device (MID) that can go days
between battery charges. NVIDIA says that this platform will enable OEMs to quickly build and bring to market devices that carriers can offer for as low as $99 (so subsidized real price being closer to $299) —bringing broadband connectivity and all of the Web’s HD content to the masses. Could Apple be interested in something like this? Sure. But where would PA Semi fit into the whole thing?
The NVIDIA Tegra MID delivers:
* 720p and 1080p video playback
* Days of use between charges
* Full Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity
* Optimized hardware support for Web 2.0 applications for a true desktop-class internet experience
* A complete software solution including Microsoft Windows Embedded CE OS (bleh!), application viewers, full Internet browser, UI framework, board support package (BSP), software development kit (SDK), Web mail client, and more
You have to admit these specs look pretty tempting!