Toshiba to Launch an Unnamed Tablet

By Soumitra Mondal, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

With every other consumer electronics manufacturers joining the tablet bandwagon, Toshiba doesn’t want to stay behind. Toshiba Tablet is expected to lure consumers with a screen that is slightly larger than the iPad and offering a version of Google Inc’s Android mobile operating software. The device will have a touchscreen that measures 10.1 inches diagonally while the touchscreen on Apple Inc’s iPad is of 9.7 inches.


The unnamed device will be powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 processor and will be equipped with two cameras, a five mega pixel one on the back and a two mega pixel on the front. It’s also set to feature the next version of Android, called Honeycomb. The Japanese flat-screen TV and computer maker will release the tablet at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Toshiba’s tablet won’t be the company’s first, but it will be first time that Toshiba is going to unveil such product in the U.S.

Like other touchable screen tablets, it plays high definition videos and is designed for web browsing, games and electronic books. It will include Wi-Fi for getting online but won’t initially have the ability to access wireless carriers’ datanetworks. The tablet has a capacitive, high 1280*800 resolution display along with an accelerometer and ambient light sensor.

The device is well stocked and the slab has full sized USB and HDMI jacks, a single mini USB socket, and an SD card slot. It will also have GPS and Bluetooth technologies. The company is also supposed to include a battery that can provide seven hours of video playback. Toshiba expects to make the tablet available by the end of June. Though the price has not been fixed yet, the company thinks the product will be competitive with the iPad.

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