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Android tablet and kitchen computer debut

Jan 13, 2010, 14:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"At CES, Innovative Converged Devices (ICD) demonstrated two Android-based touchscreen computers based on Nvidia's Tegra 250 processor -- a 15.6-inch Vega kitchen computer and a seven-inch Ultra tablet. Also at CES, ICD and T-Mobile UK announced that the latter will launch the Vega later this year in the U.K.

"ICD first announced the Vega kitchen computer in November, and the smaller Ultra tablet was tipped in early December by Engadget's Joshua Topolsky, who promptly showed off his new find on The Jimmy Fallon Show. (ICD, which has offices in both the U.S. and U.K., is also said to be working on an 11-inch Android device.)

"Both the Ultra and the Vega use Nvidia's ARM11-based Tegra 250 system-on-chip (SoC). Announced last week, the "Tegra 2" SoC is touted as being "specifically designed for tablets." The Tegra 250 offers up to four times the performance of the previous Tegras, and can easily handle 1080p video playback, claims Nvidia."

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