New pictures have emerged of a 7" Nvidia (NVDA) Android tablet, now believed to be called the Tegra Note. Like Samsung's Galaxy Note hardware, the device has a detachable stylus, and like Microsoft's Surface hardware, it also sports a removable cover that can double as a stand.
Engadget: "We're still left with the question of who the Tegra Note is for ... it's not certain whether this is a reference design or a consumer product."
Nvidia recently reported Tegra sales fell 49% Q/Q and 71% Y/Y in the July quarter, and estimated Tegra sales could fall by $200M-$300M in FY14 (ends Jan. '14) from FY13's $750M. Thus, the chipmaker could be willing to get creative in its efforts to boost Tegra demand.
In June, Nvidia announced it would begin licensing its GPU cores and "visual computing" IP to 3rd-party mobile chipmakers. There has been speculation Apple and/or Samsung could license them for use in their app processors.