Looking forward to tegra yes, but to be honest I'm more interested in ti's OMAP3 solution, which I think uses a more recent cortex arm architecture vs arm11 which tegra is based around.
I'm looking forward to open pandora more than ever. Using my N800, I believe arm isn't far off from being competitive with almightly Intel at a performance/power ratio - a 600-900MHz cortex based omap3 system on chip, may very well, give a similar user experience as lower clocked atoms, while the entire chip utilizes only a watt or less.
Don't get me wrong. I love the atom. In the few weeks I've had my netbook, it's become inseparable (maybe it's also thanks to ubuntu...). The performance offered by a the 1.6GHz atom proc isn't anything to sneeze at for general purpose usage - sure it's pathetic for video encoding, and new games, but I've got a desktop for that. And while YES, firefox is faster on my desktop, I notice the lack of resolution instead of the slight drop in speed (i.e. not the cpu's fault).
I just think that Intel has quite a way to go to get to the super thin profile arm can currently offer. Menlow is great, but isn't it. I'd say it's 2 generations off before it can really light a fire under arm's seat.
Here's a couple changes to expect from arm -
1 - cortex core - a redesign offering loads more power
2 - system on chip architectures - e.g. omap3, tegra which make it easy for manufacturers
3 - REALLY low power. The OMAP2 devices would run on standby for over a week easily.
4 - Ubuntu ARM - http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/11/17 ... untu-arm/1
- linux with support and libraries for arm - with us becoming more and more independent of windows, linux is going to make these low powered arm devices shine.