Nvidia pins its hopes on “superphones”

The CEO of Nvidia has briefed a clutch of Taiwanese journalists and suggested that a new breed of devices will gain market dominance.

Digitimes said that Jen-hsun Huang talked of superphones – devices that wil run on Google’s Android OS, have some internet capabilities, run multimedia and be smaller than an iPad and bigger than an iPhone.

Tablet PCs, he thinks, will displace netbooks although if he strolled down the road and talked to Acer he’d find that company thinks something differently.

Jen-hsun is thinking of the Motorola Droid X, which uses Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chip but he also appears to be boosting ARM based devices too, according to the report.

He also appears to believe that Android tablets will dominate the market in 2011 and that Apple will find itself on the defensive from a Google-led assault. Digitimes is here.