Tegra 3

We're super excited for NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 chipset and the only thing holding back our excitement was that the chip didn't originally support 4G LTE networks. That originally meant that we weren't expecting any quad-core packing 4G LTE phones. That all just changed on Thursday, however, when NVIDIA announced it has entered into a 4G LTE pact with GCT Semiconductor and Renesas Mobile. The two companies will support Tegra 3 by developing LTE modems for the platform.

LG, HTC and ZTE are all expected to announce (LG already has, in fact, announced one) quad-core Tegra 3 powered smartphones during Mobile World Congress next week. We can't wait to see what this means for mobile gaming in general, and will be asking a bunch of questions when we sit down with NVIDIA for a one-on-one discussion about Tegra 3. Right now, we're imagining killer graphics on both tablets and smartpones and the introduction of 4G LTE support could mean we'll see impressive multiplayer experiences, too. The TechnoBuffalo team touches down in Barcelona on Sunday, so stay tuned for more news as announcements are made.