No longer content with making chips, Nvidia has begun branching out into full devices like the Nvidia Shield portable gaming console. And the company isn’t stopping there, as it will apparently soon release two 7-inch tablets.
These have received approval from the FCC, a necessary step before any wireless device can be released in the U.S. Obligingly, the government agency has posted pictures and some of the specs of these models on its website.
The Nvidia Tegra Note will be the “premier” model, and will come with a stylus, and include a microSD memory card slot, a a 5-megapixel rear camera, HDMI port, and a 4100 mAh battery. The Tegra Tab will be more basic model without these etras and using a 3200 mAh battery.
Both will have a 7-inch screen, the most popular option for a consumer-oriented tablet. This will have a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
The tablets are going to run some version of Android Jelly Bean (OS 4.1 – 4.3) on an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor with 2 GB of RAM.
A number of mysteries remain: it’s not known when the Nvidia Tegra Note or Tab will be released or what they will cost.