Toshiba NB105 in Spanish

Yesterday CNet reported that Toshiba hasn’t yet decided whether to release its NB100/NB105 netbook in the US. The mini-laptop is currently available in Europe and Latin America, but not in the US. 

So I decided to stop by the Toshiba booth and see what I could see. And you know what? The Toshiba netbooks on display at CES are all running a version of Windows XP with Spanish. Something tells me that if the company was planning to bring the machines to the US anytime soon someone would have installed a localized version of Windows XP with English on the demo units before bringing them to the largest consumer electronics show in the United States.

In other words, it’s certainly possible that Toshiba could eventually start selling the NB100 here, but I doubt we’ll see it happen within the next few months.

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6 replies on “A good sign Toshiba is not releasing a netbook in the US soon”

  1. I am pretty sure we have the NB100 here in Canada. It’s on sale at Futureshop.

    Maybe it’s not eye candy but there is something I like about it. Plus I’ve heard it is rugged.

  2. Wow. I came here to say what’s already been said – I’ve played with these multiple times here in Australia, and you’re REALLY not missing anything. This would be my last choice of the current crop of netbooks. I can’t believe that something this poorly designed came from Toshiba.

  3. It’s also available here in Australia! But the keys feel really cramped.

    One things is for sure though, it does look distinctly like an old model Toshiba.

  4. Well in Canada the Toshiba has been available for almost 4 weeks now. All I can say is it’s really small, and the keyboard is really too small to use. The overall package seems “outdated,” and it doesn’t seem like Toshiba gave 100% into this netbook. I hope they release a new one soon, as for right now, you Americans ain’t missing anything!

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