Asus Tablet 600 with Windows RT to be the first device with 4G LTE radio supplied by NVIDIA

Asus Tablet 600 with Windows RT to be the first device with 4G LTE radio supplied by NVIDIA
NVIDIA bought the cellular radio maker Icera last year, with the intent to integrate its chips into the Tegra family of mobile application processors it has already been successful with, and become like Qualcomm, offering complete mobile chipset solutions.

Icera's radios are still being integrated into the Tegra lineup, but the standalone units might very soon see the light of day for the first time, and in an Asus Windows RT tablet to boot, said Mark Aevermann, an Nvidia product manager responsible for its Windows RT efforts.

Asus Tablet 600 is the codename for the device, which we saw back at Computex last month, and both of its Wi-Fi and LTE versions will be out in sync with the availability of Windows 8 later in October, although Asus declined to confirm its exact Windows RT plans. Other specs of the Tablet 600, besides quad-core Tegra 3 include 10.1" IPS-LCD screen, 2GB of RAM USB 2.0 port, 8MP camera and 32GB of internal memory.

Icera's LTE radio that will eventually end up in the Asus tablet, has already been 4G-certified by AT&T in the US, as well as a number of European carriers, said Mr Aevermann.

source: WSJ



1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i have a question, will RT eventually get ported x86 apps/games? if so, this is the upgrade i have been waiting for.

3. belatukadro

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Likely, not. You would need to recompile the original apps/games for the ARM architecture, as they run separate and incompatible languages. This incompatibility is the entire reason that it is not Windows 8 on ARM tablets, it is Windows RT; that way, its very clear that something (hardware or software) is compatible with one or both versions.

2. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I actually like the look of this better than the Surface.

4. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

this looks more like a mini laptop. surface can look lie a tablet and laptop. asus sucks

5. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You know it is a tablet that docks into a keyboard? Surface can look like a tablet and a laptop, Tablet 600 can BE a tablet and a laptop.

6. dpclemente

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Will the 600 make cellular phone calls using bluetooth?

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