Motorola working on dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 smartphone?


Remember how Motorola’s Sanjay Jha had promised a smartphone powered by a 2GHz processor by the end of the year? While it may not come to be quite as those early rumours suggested, both Motorola and NVIDIA have confirmed that they are working on a ‘superphone’ featuring a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. Motorola is keeping a tight lid on the device but a few details have leaked out.

An “source familiar with the project,” described the device as a mobile gaming powerhouse. The chipset is expected to offer gaming performance up to five times faster and twice as fast mobile browsing than that of current 1GHz Android phones. It also appears set to use the next version of Android (codename Gingerbread).

The sources also reveal that the device will be available from multiple carriers (as Samsung did with the Galaxy S smartphone) and that Verizon could offer a 4G variant. A 2011 release date now appears to be the likeliest scenario with a formal introduction at CES 2011.

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