NVIDIA's Mobile Internet Devices General Manager Bill Henry told FUD Zilla that the first retail devices based on the firm's Tegra platform will ship in Q1 2009:
There are no announcements as Nvidia cannot comment this for its partners, but there are a few design wins for this platform. Tegra is a platform based on ARM CPU that has Nvidia’s GPU and the rest of the chipset and Tegra will be known for being able to play HD 1080 on this tiny device for hours.
In idle Tegra, its CPU and Northbridge will consume 5mV while Atom needs 600mV for the same task. This looks like a promising platform that will fit in smallest mobile phones such as any clamshell phone but it will enable iPhone like phones or a bit bigger mobile internet devices, popularly called MIDs.