Mobinnova whips up Tegra 2-powered smartbook

— 3:55 PM on January 7, 2010

Speaking of Tegra 2, Mobinnova has unveiled a smartbook it claims to be "the first in a family of products powered by the Next Generation NVIDIA Tegra mobile web processor." The Mobinnova Beam has a netbook-like form factor and an 8.9" 1024x600 display, but it runs Google's Android operating system with a 3D interface on top of a Tegra 250 system-on-a-chip.

The Beam's Tegra 250 SoC has its dual Cortex A9 microprocessor cores clocked at "up to 1GHz," and it sits alongside 512MB of DDR2-667 system memory, 512MB of NAND flash storage for the operating system, 8 to 16GB of auxiliary solid-state storage (with room for more via an SD card slot), 802.11g Wi-Fi, 3G wireless, Bluetooth, HDMI out, and an integrated webcam.

On the software side of things, Mobinnova talks of "high-end games," access to Roxio's CinemaNow movie store, and widgets for Facebook, Twitter, YellowPages, and RSS feeds "integrated into the 3D interactive home screen interface."

All put together, the Mobinnova Beam weighs a scant 1.84 lbs and has a thickness of just 0.8". Mobinnova notes that you'll be able to get the system with an AT&T Data Connect plan, which will provide both 3G connectivity and access to Wi-Fi hotspots in the U.S. You can take a closer look at the Beam in this gallery over at Engadget.

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