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NVIDIA adds LTE to Tegra Note 7

NVIDIA adds LTE to Tegra Note 7
NVIDIA adds LTE to Tegra Note 7
7-inch tablet now equipped with 4G LTE thanks to NVIDIA's i500 LTE modem.

With the Mobile World Congress set to kick off on Monday, NVIDIA has a bit of news ahead of the main event. In a blog post today, the company unveiled that their Note 7 tablet will finally receive 4G LTE capabilities, four months after its initial launch.

Thanks to an i500 LTE Modem, the Tegra Note 7 now has both HSPA+ and LTE connectivity with support for most carriers worldwide. This extended spectrum of coverage should come into play soon, as NVIDIA also announced that Western Europe, Brazil and Ukraine will be receiving the tablet.

Featuring a Tegra 4 processor and Android 4.4 KitKat, the Note 7 is "the speediest 7-inch Android tablet" according to NVIDIA, challenging the likes of the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire. Unfortunately, with a price tag of $299, the LTE model costs a full $100 more than the standard version, and availability is slated for sometime in the second quarter of this year.


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Omar Qudsi, 2014-02-21 (Update: 2014-02-21)