Nvidia wants a sexy Tegra 2 "superphone"

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Nvidia's CEO isn't satisfied with the current generation of smartphones. No, Jen-Hsun Huang says there is "room in the market" for a new breed of sleek devices known as "superphones."

According to DigiTimes, Huang described the mighty superphone as a device that is larger than an iPhone but smaller than a PC.

The phone - which Huang said could "open up" new opportunities in casual computing - would run Google's popular mobile Android OS, offer Internet connectivity and "satisfy" basic multimedia requirements.

Nvidia wants a sexy Tegra 2 "superphone"Huang also opined that the replacement of netbooks by tablet PCs would only accelerate in the future, which is likely to create a potential segment for the superphone, somewhere between the crowded tablet and smartphone marketplaces.

Finally, Huang confirmed that Motorola was designing a tricked-out, dual-core Tegra 2-powered Droid superphone, which is expected to hit the streets sometime in 2011.

We're certainly looking forward, Jen-Hsun!

Yes, Tegra 2 is an awesome processor with lots of raw horsepower. So here's to 2011 - the year of Tegra!