Nvidia CEO Grumpy, Yet Optimistic About Honeycomb Tablets

Brad Chacos

We imagine Nvidia's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang went on a crazy high-fiving spree when it was first announced that the company's Tegra 2 mobile chipset would power Android Honeycomb tablets. Now that the sales numbers for the tablets are in, however, it seems like all he's left with are sore palms and broken dreams – at least for now.

Huang spent part of an interview with CNET casting a critical eye at the lackluster initial sales for Honeycomb tablets. He said some of the problem at the footsteps of marketing and point-of-sales, but he also had some harsh words  for the 3G functionality included in Honeycomb tablets.

"Tablets should have a Wi-Fi configuration and be more affordable," Huang said. "And those are the ones that were selling more rapidly than the 3G and fully configured ones." He also cited a lack of tablet-specific content as a concern.

Huang then tossed aside his grumpiness and focused on the positive for the rest of the interview, saying that those initial problems are all getting fixed and that the Honeycomb tablets are improving at a "stunning" rate.

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