Watch out iPad, Nvidia will soon launch a Shield Tablet

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After releasing its Android-powered Shield portable console last summer, Nvidia is now all set to announce a new device called the Nvidia Shield Tablet.

The name of Nvidia’s new device was recently revealed in a posting on the Global Certification Forum (GCF) website validating its wireless connectivity (some models of the tablet are going to support 3G and 4G networks).

In a related tweet, the GCF describes the device as a “Notebook / Tablet”. The GCF listing, however, doesn’t disclose any other technical information about this device.

It is worth mentioning here that NVIDIA’s website showed a product page for a Shield tablet briefly in June, and also a device that could be the Shield Tablet that hit the FCC recently.

Rumor has it that the new device should be powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 192-core graphics and feature support for NVIDIA GameStream technology, enabling you to stream games from a PC to the tablet over the Internet. “The resolution won’t exactly be QHD but comes close at 2048×1536 pixels. There is also 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage,” Android Community said in a report.

We already have a Shield handheld game system from NVIDIA. But it’s not a notebook or a tablet. The device has a video game controller attached to a 5-inch touchscreen display, and it supports Android games as well as NVIDIA GameStream technology.

Also, NVIDIA already offers a tablet called the Tegra Note. But the new device does not include the word “Note,” indicating that this one will be different.

So the device, slated for July launch (22nd to be precise), indeed represents some interesting possibilities because of its name.

What do you think an Nvidia Shield Tablet will be capable of?

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