[Mobile World Congress] NVIDIA was showing the first devices using its APX processor announced last year at MWC: the Yulong N8 and the IAC S2. They look like “normal” smartphones except that they are graphically incredibly powerful. They were not running, so we suspect that all the kinks have not been worked out.
On the $99 MID front, NVIDIA was using an Eee “shell” to host its Tegra-based plartform (looked like a handheld motherboard in there) to show what tomorrow’s MID could look like. In the photo gallery, you will notice how the power supply wires get into the Eee case. Note that the $99 MID platform does not include 3G, only WiFi.
Finally, an Android handheld prototype (see today’s Android announcement) was also on display, although when I stopped by, the demo wasn’t quite ready yet. If there’s a demand for it, I might snap photos later on. Finally, I asked what the APX 2600 was about. It’s not so different from the APX 2500. It has more I/O (USB ports…) and other things but nothing really groundbreaking.RELATED