We already know Toshiba will be introducing its SmartPad tablet in the month of October and the specs revealed so far looks definitely promising. However, while it is the term ‘SmartPad’ that was being associated with the 7 and 10 inch tablet that Toshiba was readying for an October launch, the latest Tablet PC news has it that the tablet may in fact be called Folio 100 while SmartPad will be a greater term that will denote the tablet line up from Toshiba. Personal preferences are not often the same but many are of the opinion the name ‘Folio 100’ is never a match to the tablet device, especially after what is being made out of the upcoming tablet. The name ‘SmartPad’ itself was never considered smart enough though things did turn out to be even bad with Folio 100. But then again, these are purely based on personal likes and dislikes and there might actually be many who would perhaps simply adore the name Folio 100 and might even get hooked up to the device all because of its name.
Apart from the change in its name in favor of Folio 100, we also now have a clearer idea of what the tablet will be like from its inside. Like its now known the Folio 100 will be built around a Nvidia Tegra 2 processor along with 16 GB of internal memory. The in built SD card reader can double up the latter to a max of 32 GB of storage space.
Up front will be a 10.1 inch widescreen WSVGA multitouch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and will run the latest Android 2.2 Froyo. Ports available on the Folio 100 include a HDMI out, standard USB 2.0, USB 2.0 mini ports along with an audio jack. The Folio 100 will also house a 1.3 MP Webcam and twin stereo speakers while networking options with the tablet include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G.
Providing the power will be a 1020mAh battery that Toshiba claims can sustain 7 hours of tablet operations under standard usage conditions. The tablet measures 281 x 181 x 14 mm and weighs 760 gms.
So all in all a device to look forward to. A 7 inch sized tablet was also in the reckoning and is being readied for an October launch though there is no detailed specs of the tablet yet available. Of course it will find place here when that becomes available. So keep watching.
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