It won't surprise anyone to learn that quad-core smartphones based on NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chip will be on show at Mobile World Congress at the end of the month. But NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsung Huang has taken things further, with a claim that products announced there will be shipping inside of the first quarter of the year.
Speaking during NVIDIA's recent earnings call, Huang seemed in no doubt that we'd see Tegra 3 handsets on the shelves before the end of March.
"This quarter we are expecting to ship Tegra 3 based superphones. At Mobile World Congress is when we expect to announce these devices, and we expect to announce and ship them this quarter."
Pre-MWC leaks suggest that HTC will unveil the HTC One X, while LG will bring the LG X3, both of which reportedly run NVIDIA's new chip. So the suggestion is that one or both of these may actually be available to buy in just over a month's time. The supply chain can be an unpredictable beast, though, so we suppose it's possible we could see some slippage, even if manufacturer are aiming for late March.
We'll be live from Barcelona from late next week, bringing you all the developments from the show as they happen.
Source: The Verge