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|27th July 2009, 15:59||#1|
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NVIDIA Netbook Will Be Nicknamed Firefly?
WORD HAS REACHED us that there is an Nvidia prototype crotchtop that the company is shopping around called Firefly. The ODMs say that it will be out in the September time frame, but since Tegra is a year late already, don't hold your breath.
The idea is simple, take a Tegra ARM part and saddle it with Wince. You get all the bloat of Windows with none of the compatibility. Throw in Flash Lite, Acrobat Reader, and a handful of other apps, and you have a passable crotchtop. That is what Nvidia is peddling around to ODMs with Firefly.
There are two problems though, first is that it is not a standard chip. The launch parts may have a smattering of accelerated wares, but like all the other purpose built software, as soon as the spotlight is off, you will probably never see another update. Then your widget becomes a doorstop.
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