In a recent interview with Laptop Magazine, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang talks among other things about NVIDIAâ€™s own Tegra platform being incorporated in Windows Mobile based MIDs.
â€œYou can create a full keyboard device with about a 10-inch display. With a 10-inch display and a full keyboard you also have the opportunity to include a full notebook battery. You could have a two- or three-day computing experience without another charge. Now youâ€™re talking about a device that exceeds the usersâ€™ expectations, and delight them in a way that would cause them to buy the product and keep it. I expect to see $199 full notebookâ€“form factor MIDs, based on Windows Mobile and Windows CE; based on processors like Tegra with full HD capability, but consume less than a watt. Itâ€™s like a little motorcycle with a tanker behind it. How far can you go? Well, around the earth. Telcos could be giving them away for Internet access as part ofÂ your cable service. I fully expect to see a whole new class of MIDs with full keyboards.â€
I donâ€™t know how viables those specifications are, but they do sound fantastic. A Tegra powered device with great battery life for just $199? Sign me up for two pleaseâ€¦
The above quote, is also a good indication of what to expect fromÂ the recently leaked HTC devices Whitestone and/ or Thoth (Athena 2) as previous reports claimed that HTC will use Tegra processor with some of the new models.