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Nvidia to provide LTE for Asus Windows RT tablet
Icera acquisition starts to pay dividends
Asus will use Nvidia’s Tegra processors and Icera LTE chips in its upcoming Windows RT tablet, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Asus already tapped Nvidia for its MeMO-370T tablet, which we now know as the Nexus 7, so the decision is hardly surprising. However, the use of Nvidia’s LTE alongside the Tegra 3 could be a sign of things to come.
Nvidia product manager Mark Aevermann said LTE and WiFi versions of the tablet are in the works and it will be one of the first, if not the first, device to use Nvidia’s LTE chips. He added that the 10-inch tablet, codenamed “tablet 600,” will boast battery life in excess of 10 hours.
However, although Nvidia managed to get its hands on Icera tech and didn’t waste time shipping the resulting LTE chips, its Tegra processor still lack integrated LTE and this won’t change at least until the next generation shows up next year.