Nvidia announces ‘superphone,’ new site for 3D, plans to make processor

By January 6, 2011Newswires

Nvidia announces ‘superphone,’ new site for 3D, plans to make processor

By Hayley Tsukayama

At its CES news conference Wednesday, chipmaker Nvidia announced that its Tegra 2 chip will be in a bunch of new products, including the LG Optimus 2X, which ZD Net reports Nvidia is calling the “superphone.”

The superphone is pretty amazing, offering up console-quality gaming in the palm of your hand. Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia’s CEO, said that the device is a “computer first and a phone second.” That makes sense, given that most people thought the Tegra 2 chip would be used in tablets and not phones. According to VentureBeat, BMW and Tesla will also put the chip into car computers.

The company will also launch a site for 3D video, called 3DVision Live. The site, which is live, can be seen using Nvidia 3D Vision technology or the good ol’ fashioned red and blue glasses.

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