Microsoft clearly wants to get ARM-based hardware in the hands of Windows 8 developers as quickly as possible — Nvidia is announcing that it's working with Microsoft to distribute test PCs running on Tegra 3 hardware to both software developers and device manufacturers. This news comes just one day after Microsoft and Qualcomm announced a similar partnership, although Qualcomm made no mention of distributing to hardware companies. This is all part of Microsoft's plan to build a thriving Windows 8 for ARM ecosystem by the time the OS launches, both in terms of software and available devices. At the moment, there's very little details on how this program will actually work — Nvidia only says that its "working with Microsoft" to get distribution underway. If you're interested in developing Windows 8 for ARM applications, though, you now have at least two potential options for test hardware.
Nvidia and Microsoft providing Tegra 3 test machines to Windows 8 developers
Nvidia is working with Microsoft to distribute test PCs running on Tegra 3 processors to software developers as well as device manufacturers to help jumpstart the Windows 8 for ARM ecosystem.