Toshiba may have had mixed fortunes so far with its efforts in the tablet PC segment. Its Libretto W100 having received almost as many good reviews as bad that the Folio 100 received. While we have always known the Japan based company is up to something as far as a proper tablet PC is concerned, what we now have is official confirmation. In fact, the company has further stated they would like to have in place multiple tablets that would cater to different consumer requirements.
Toshiba is also well aware of the need to price a product just right to ensure it gets wide acceptance. However, Toshiba isn’t revealing much as to what its tablet will cost or any other specifics. There is some information available though that will give us an inkling of what the Toshiba tablet will be like when it is eventually launched. Company sources have informed the launch will happen towards of the first half of this year. The tablet will be in the 10 inch category, will weigh around 1.7 pounds, and will be built around a Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile processor.
Also, the tablet will run the forthcoming Android release. You can expect the version 3.4 popularly known as Honeycomb, the first version of Android that has been designed for use in a tablet like device. Further, the yet unnamed tablet will have built in front and rear facing cameras, and will enjoy access to an applications store. The tablet will also have media capabilities like playing high definition video files, gaming, browsing the internet, or reading e-books. Essentially, all the stuff that pretty much every other tablet devices are able to do. However, the tablet is not likely to feature a built-in 3G modem and its internet connection options might be limited to just Wi-Fi.
Make sure to be there at the Toshiba camp during the upcoming CES to have a first hand experience of the tablet. If you can’t make it to Vegas, keep watching this space and we will provide you with all the big and small tablet and e-reader stories from the Consumer Electronics Show.
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