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Posted at 5:22 PM ET, 01/ 5/2011

Nvidia announces 'superphone,' new site for 3D, plans to make processor

By Hayley Tsukayama

At its CES news conference Wednesday, chipmaker Nvidia announced that its Tegra 2 chip will be in a bunch of new products, including the LG Optimus 2X, which ZD Net reports Nvidia is calling the "superphone."

The superphone is pretty amazing, offering up console-quality gaming in the palm of your hand. Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia's CEO, said that the device is a "computer first and a phone second." That makes sense, given that most people thought the Tegra 2 chip would be used in tablets and not phones. According to VentureBeat, BMW and Tesla will also put the chip into car computers.

The company will also launch a site for 3D video, called 3DVision Live. The site, which is live, can be seen using Nvidia 3D Vision technology or the good ol' fashioned red and blue glasses.

"The goal of 3DVisionLive.com is to create an online community where users can experience the best applications and content for 3D PCs," said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision, in a statement. "Now photo and video professionals and enthusiasts will see the future of their profession or passion in 3D with an easy-to-use Web site."

Nvidia also teased another major undertaking, a jump into the processor market as a partner with ARM called Project Denver. That means the company will take on Intel in the central processing unit (CPU) market.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 5, 2011; 5:22 PM ET
Categories:  CES 2011, Gadgets  
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