The Tegra-powered Mobinova Beam netbook from Mobinova has been updated with Android. This powerful netbook was originally supposed to be released with Windows CE, but Mobinova chose to go with Android instead because of it’s large selection of apps and ability to run them very well. But like all large screen Android devices of today, it will not come with a working version of the Android Market. But to make up for that Mobinova has promised to preload it up with a custom App Store (kinda like what Archos has with their Android tablets) and with games.
Yes you heard right, the Nvidia Tegra CPU can handle 3-D gaming with great ease. It will also support full 1080p HD video playback. You gotta remember the Tegra chip can handle a lot. This is all great news, but the company has yet to set a release date. There are also rumors that AT&T might offer the Beam at a subsidized price, sometime in the near future. Hopefully this will be the start of some good Android based netbooks to come. Watch the Beam smartbook in action (via Laptop Magazine).