Nvidia shows off Tegra 2 Android tablet

Netbook News has come up with this video footage of an Android tablet powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor. The video only shows off footage of Gridiron game BackBreaker, but there are enough details to grab our attention.

The Tegra 2 is a next-generation, ARM Cortex 9 processor, which is a generation ahead of the chipset found inside the Apple iPad.

The prototype on display is said to have 1GB of RAM, a front facing webcam and microphone, a MicroSD slot, 2 USB slots and possibly a slot for loading in a SIM card.

The screen is 8.9 inches, which is smaller than the iPad's, but it's a 16:9 ratio as opposed to the iPad's 4:3, which makes more sense for TV and movie watching.

The prototype is said to be manufactured by Foxconn, who is Apple's partners for the iPad, although it's not certain if Foxconn will be involved in mass production of real world products. We should have a better idea of what to expect after the Computex expo in Taiwan, which starts on 1 June.