Ready for the next-generation of smartphones? NVIDIA, in tandem with long-time partner Microsoft, introduced the NVIDIA APX 2500, an applications processor they say will deliver video power for a new era of Windows Mobile-enabled smartphones.
• The industry’s first HD (720p) playback and capture capability for handheld devices;
• An ultra-low power (ULP) GeForce core that is fully compliant with OpenGL ES 2.0 and Microsoft Direct3D Mobile, providing a low-power 3D solution for acceleration of 3D user interfaces;
• NVIDIA nPower technology, which minimizes power consumption in active mode, enabling over 10 hours of high-definition video playback and up to 100 hours of audio—a benchmark NVIDIA claims is more than four times the audio playback of the latest tough-screen phones;
• Support for connectivity and media acceleration technologies to enable the latest Web 2.0 applications.
The APX 2500 application processor is sampling now with key customers and will enter full production by Q2 2008.
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