Nvidia has been showing of the Windows CE powered Mobinnova Elan smartbook in Taiwan. The Tegra-powered device is part of the new class of sub-netbooks called smartbooks, and bear more in common with large smartphones than small notebooks, being powered by mainly the same operating systems as found in those devices. Unlike most netbooks however Tegra-based smartbooks are able to support high-definition video playback and have a longer battery life.
The Elan is set to be manufactured Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry).
Compal Electronics, Asustek Computer, Quanta Computer, Wistron and Inventec are also developing Tegra-based products, according to Ditigimes sources.
The smartbook has already received orders from telecom service providers in Europe and North America and should arrive on shelves during the Christmas shopping season.
Compal Communication has an snap-dragon powered Android smartbook which should arrive to markets around the same time also.