In August NVIDIA wanted to deliver the first batch of devices powered by the Tegra3 SoC codenamed Kal-El. Previously we already reported about the official announcement of Kal-El at MWC 2011 in Barcelona earlier this year, where NVIDIA also outlined their roadmap going forward. We also analyzed the optimistic performance claims NVIDIA made about the ARM-based quad-core chip. Now it seems the launch of the chip will be slightly delayed.

Our colleagues from the website androidandme.com got the following statement from NVIDIA: 

"Project Kal-El-powered tablets are coming this Fall, and phones around the CES 2012 timeframe."

 

So there you have it. It is speculated that the first tablets integrating Tegra3 will come along in October. As evidenced by NVIDIAs statement, smartphones will follow a bit later. This is only natural, as only recently dual-core CPUs started to get introduced in only the highest end smartphones.