World's first Tegra-based phone for 2009 release?

Reports direct from Nvidia, the specialist graphic chip manufacturer whose business, up until know, has been to provide the graphical images on personal computers, say that a new smartphone featuring, for the first time, the company's new mobile chip, the Tegra, will be released as early as the fourth quarter of this year. That's according to Mike Rayfield, general manager of Nvidia's mobile unit.


So what's so special about the Tegra? Designed to offer low power extending battery life and leaving power to be utilized by other services, the Tegra, which will also be used in Microsoft's next incarnation of the Zune HD media player, provides excellent, high resolution, 3D graphics.


Favourites to produce such a smartphone, according to The Street website, are either Samsung (which is about to release its first Android phone, the Galaxy) or Motorola (similarly waiting to release its first Android handset, the Morrison). It is thought that the new phone will be powered by Android.


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