Tegra Tab

Leaked images from China show tablet with camera, microHDMI, stylus slot

In the absence of major tablet design wins for its Tegra 4 chip, it seems NVIDIA might choose to follow up the Shield gaming handheld with an own-branded Android slate. The images, which have appeared on Chinese site MyDrivers, show a concave chassis which shares some design cues with the NVIDIA Shield, with "Tegra Tab" branding. Around the back there's a camera — supposedly a 5-megapixel unit — headphone jack, microUSB and microHDMI ports Interestingly, there's what seems to be a stylus slot in the top left corner. A close-up of the top right corner reveals what could be a SIM slot or some kind of secondary button.

Based on the relative size of the ports in the image, it'd seem we're dealing with a smaller tablet — something around the 7 to 8-inch mark.

Tegra Tab

The Verge points out that NVIDIA registered the "Tegra Tab" moniker at the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office back in April, so between the name and the Shield-like design, there's a good chance we're looking at the real deal. The publication also reports that NVIDIA partner Shenzen Homecare Technology was rumored to be working on a Tegra 4 tablet with a stylus, which would fit with what we're seeing in these leaked shots.

An affordable Tegra 4 tablet might conjure memories of NVIDIA's Kai program, which aimed to bring low-cost Tegra 3 tablets to market in their droves. And Kai played no small part in the emergence of the original Nexus 7, which before it was co-opted by Google was an ASUS-branded tablet. So if these images are as legit as they seem, it'll be interesting to see how NVIDIA's tablet strategy could be adjusting to focus on first-party devices.

Source: MyDrivers; via: The Verge

 
There are 13 comments

mssca says:

Too many choices with so little time to think :(

MERCDROID says:

Not a bad thing at all.

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The Bard says:

Wow... If this one have hardware similar to SHIELD but using full HD and complete with LTE, I will sell my Nexus 7 1st gen and buy this!

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swimmaholic says:

I am very intrigued.

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Suntan says:

If it is 8" w/ HDMI out, it would be much more appealing to me than the new N7.

-Suntan

Hand_O_Death says:

I can attest to the slimport working well on the new nexus although hdmi would have been nicer. One less wire.

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Does it keep its charge, or does the battery die slowly?

hotice says:

+1 MicroHDMI!!!
Thank you nVidia!

alex hren says:

Not even close. I have never claimed to be the most talented anything in the world, and am certainly not the most talented writer. I am very good at what I do and I take pride in that, but that isn't the same thing as arrogance. That's something a lot of the Kenyan writers that have appeared on this forum seem to have a problem with.
Twig:
Do they really help anyone?

Yes. There are many customers that have thanked me quite openly on this forum and via PM for my information and assistance.
craftywriter:
never argue with a fool (pheelyks), he will lower you to his level, and then beat you with experience.

Ahh, arguing with other people's words. What a crafty plagiarizing writer, indeed.

Twig Jun 26, 11, 10:21AM | #15
pheelyks:
Wow. 20. They must all be really pleased at the barely passing grades you are able to earn with those ESL skills.

Showing off as usual. Did you grade those papers?
pheelyks:
That's something a lot of the Kenyan writers that have appeared on this forum seem to have a problem with.

Making unsubstantiated claim as usual. Are you always a fool or you simply repeat some mistakes to amuse us? Who told you I am a Kenyan Writer? Your degree of madness is extremely high.

pheelyks Jun 26, 11, 10:59AM | #16
Twig:
Did you grade those papers?

No. Did you?
Twig:
Making unsubstantiated claim as usual

What unsubstantiated claim? There have been numerous posters on this site claiming to be from Kenya (something the mods occasionally verified using IP information) and insisting that other writers must recognize their superiority, that Kenyans are the kings of the world and we should bow down before them, etc. I do not know whether you're from Kenya or somewhere else, but your tone is similar to that of these Kenyan writers, if toned down somewhat. The fact that you misinterpreted a fairly simple sentence is still more evidence of your lack of English fluency.

Twig Jun 26, 11, 11:15AM | #17
pheelyks:
The fact that you misinterpreted a fairly simple sentence is still more evidence of your lack of English fluency.

Which sentence? You claim they score "passing grades" and yet you have no evidence. Is this not unsubstantiated claim? You are not my professor to question whether I "lack English Fluency". Also, have I ever indicated anywhere on this forum that I am the "King of the world"?

MERCDROID says:

WTF is this shit!? Are spammers really getting that desperate??

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THE SCHUNTZ says:

Whats for lunch?

CyberdyneHQ says:

Because that totally isn't a photoshopped mashup of both Nexus 7s, the shield, some embellishments and a realistic shadow provided by the convenience of a white table that people in a clean-room would envy....

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toddjy says:

The name on the first picture looks fake to me. The "Tab" is much less... something... than the "Tegra".