By Stephen Schenck | April 22, 2011 5:40 PM
We’re just now seeing the first dual-core smartphones really penetrate the market, with the G2x bringing Tegra 2-based hardware to the US. After hearing about NVIDIA’s future plans at the MWC, it became clear that this dual-core phenomenon was really only a starting-off point, with NVIDIA’s sights already on the Tegra 3 and the quad-core power it will bring. Rumor has it that first Tegra 3 smartphones will be coming our way courtesy of Motorola early next year, as the Bullet and the Jet.
Supposedly the Bullet will be a straight-up slate, while the Jet will be a QWERTY slider. There’s not much in the way of confirmation to back up any of this information, so treat these hardware specs with a healthy dose of skepticism.
The Motorola Bullet is rumored to rock a 4.3-inch qHD display, and have somewhere between 1 and 2GB of RAM (possibly 1.5GB). The slightly-smaller Motorola Jet could end up with a 4-inch display (also qHD), and RAM in that same range as the Bullet. Both phones are said to have NFC capabilities, 12-megapixel main cameras (no word on front-facers), and 16GB of on-board flash memory.
There’s a good chance that both the Bullet and Jet could be LTE models, but by the time they’re anticipated to arrive, Verizon won’t be the only LTE game in town, so it’s too early to call which provider may score these powerhouses. Keep checking back with us for updates on these two Androids as more information hopefully arrives throughout the rest of the year.