Previously, we have reported on many innovations in the area of mobile phones. You may recall us reporting on the dangers of mobile phone viruses
. We also spoke about mobile phones having TV reception
. And then, there was speculation that a whole new gaming world on the mobile could be on the cards, when mobile phone games takes off
. Well, such a mobile phone gaming world could well be with us, because Nvidia has created a chip
capable of creating 3-D virtual worlds on cell phones
and other handheld devices.
The chip has a completely new architecture, rather than merely building on what has gone before. This is not something already in existence cut down for the mobile to use - this is something new aimed at the mobile, and designed for it. Features include a dedicated geometry processor, programmable pixel shaders, a 40-bit color pipeline, and simultaneous support for up to six textures. There is also support for smart means of conserving power, a 3-megapixel camera functionality and MPEG decoding at a resolution of 352×288 pixels.
Are we looking at a future mobile that may be almost, if not more powerful, than the PCs of today?