The cheeky head of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang, frequently trashes other companies and makes announcements like how he’s going to open a can of whoop-ass on Intel. This week, he’s ragging on tablets. The iPad is spared his ire, because, let’s face it, it’s a successful and useful device. But the Galaxy Tab? “A tablet is not a large phone.”
Harsh. I wonder if this guy reads my articles?
Huang feels, like me, that the current crop of non-iPad tablets are pretty much useless one and all. The iPad works for a “beginner” tablet, and the next generation of tablets will bring new capabilities, new hardware, new tools, and so on. Nvidia thinks they’re going to be a part of that, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t be, except that the Tegra 2 hasn’t really made many waves. The new one is on its way, though (and the new new one) so we may see that change.