Teamed up with Asus at CES 2012, NVIDIA was so gladly showed a quad-core tablet PC powered by Android Ice Cream Sandwich and NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, Asus Eee Pad Memo ME370T. But then, there is no even a tail of smokes after that. The tablet is disappear from atmosphere.
I’m not so sure why but likely it’s because the ME370T is too pricey, and the $250 price point doesn’t have any strength to compete with other tablet PCs, specially to Amazon Kindle Fire. As note, the affordable price is still the most factor in deciding the consumers to buy above the performance and features.
Recently the vice president of NVIDIA, Rob Csonger, declared that NVIDIA will release a new tablet PC platform, KAI. The KAI platform is solely made for Android devices and enables to utilize cheaper DDR3L memory. With KAI, Csonger claimed the manufacturer could come up with under $200 quad-core Tegra 3 tablet PC. Is there any connection between the disappearing of unshipped tablet PCs such as the ME370T with this new platform? Is there any possibilities that the upcoming ME370T and others unshipped Android-Tegra 3 tablet PCs will use KAI platform? Still, unclear?
The release date and pricing
Based on the source, the KAI tablet PCs will be released in this summer 2012. Still, according to the source, the KAI platform possibly could also be implanted into the Windows RT slate. Well, under $200 price point with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor inside, if it’s going for real, I’m waiting for you, KAI!