Canadians who want different tablet offerings from the standard iPad, Playbook, and Acer variants are in luck. Toshiba is poised to release a brand new 10.1 inch Google Honeycomb tablet in January.
This new device will sport two different variants for hard-drive space that will influence the yet unknown cost. 16 GB and 32 GB are the perennial options found in most tablets and Toshiba adheres to this industry standard. Underneath the hood will dwell a 1.2 GHZ dual-core processor which should make it rather speedy, but is destroyed by the new Asus Transformer Prime with their Quad-Core CPU. There is a front facing 2 MP camera and a 5 MP edition on the back. You can expand the default memory via the Micro SD card and stream video to your television via the micro HDMI. The main selling point is “the worlds thinnest and lightest tablet!” It measures just 7.7 mm thick and weighing in at 558 grams (or 1.23 pounds). If it really is this light it might be a viable option, but I think dual-core tablets are on their way out and most early adopters are waiting for more Tegra 3 devices. Although with companies like Best Buy and Future Shop behind it, it may sell some devices to casual buyers.
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