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HTC Joining the Quad-core Race in 2012 with NVIDIA Tegra 3 Chips

HTC look set to be one of the front-line companies of the quad-core revolution in 2012. Looking to set the standard the Taiwanese co. has adopted NVIDIA’s four horse-power Tegra 3 chip to power the HTC Edge which is expected to surface in the first half of the year.

The Tegra 3 chip – codenamed Kal-El (Superman’s birth name) – will replace the existing Qualcomm wares which have successfully supported HTC’s dual-core offerings throughout the past year and the NVIDIA CPU will provide back-up for much demanded performance and graphic improvements across the range.

Starting with that HTC Edge which is rumoured to boast a sizeable 4.7” 720p high definition S-LCD 2 touchscreen display, 1GB of onboard RAM with 32GB internal storage (generous, but not expandable with MicroSD). For connectivity the Edge is said to feature Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4 and Near Field Communications tech.  Google’s latest Android OS update 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is also expected.

And it’s not just the smartphones that will get the quad-core treatment, HTC are also prepping a tablet called the Quattro – the giveaway being that the word means “four” when translated from Italian. The basics on the HTC Quattro are that it will feature a 10.1” touchscreen display with 1280 x 768 resolution and the tablet should also feature 1GB RAM, coming in at just 9 thickness – of course this will include the NVIDIA-made quad-core chip, already employed by LG and Acer.

With the Mobile World Congress set to take place in Barcelona in just a few short weeks and with these exciting new quad-core products expected early this year, can we expect some fruits of the HTC / NVIDIA partnership to drop from the vine at the February 27th to March 1st event?

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