Toshiba hasn’t had much to say about its upcoming Android tablet so far, other than the fact that it is working on one. But this week the first purported images of the tablet hit the web, and now Notebook Italia says it’s obtained has detailed specs.
So here’s the skinny. If the site’s information is correct, the tablet will be called the Toshiba Folio 100. It will have a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel multitouch display, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip, and run Google Android 2.2.
The tablet will reportedly have 16GB of internal storage space, support for SDHC cards up to 32GB for additional storage, and up to 7 hours of battery life.
Like the Toshiba AC100 Android netbook, the Folio 100 will ship with the Opera Mobile web browser with Adobe Flash support, as well as other custom software including a PDF reader, eBook app, and RSS news reader. It’s not clear if it will have Android Market access, but the tablet does appear to have 3G capabilities (in addition to 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth), so if it can make phone calls it might also be able to run Google’s app suite including the Android Market. There will definitely be a Toshiba Market app for downloading some third party apps.
The Folio 100 will reportedly measure 11.1″ x 7.1″ x 0.6″ and weigh 1.7 pounds. There’s also an optional docking station, which you can see at Notebook Italia.
Ok… I just brought this Folio 100 last night from a UK retailer. I got it home and was excited to play with it. I opened the box and found a statement about “flash 10.1″ you need to register the product to get the updates. I did this and then got a return screen say ” we will email you when flash 10.1 is ready for download. Also Fring is part of the O/S and may clash with a skype hack. So in a nutshell… if you want flash & skype i think its a case of waiting a few days before someone hacks this device and re – flashes. I was also told by support at Toshiba that this will also include future Android updates such as Gingerbread… lets see about that… Still in the meantime this little baby is going back to pcworld as the money is better off in my bank until this is ready for market… maybe this is why the Advent Vega was delayed 2 weeks?
Could be great if it has a front-facing camera. Folio 100 Early Impression
Brad, you seem to write more on tablets and pads now. You sure you don’t want to back down from your stand that Tablets and Pads are NOT going to replace the shit netbook?
I like it already for the simple reason Pad/Slate/Tablet is NOT in the name.
Somebody id finally putting some thought into the neames of these things.
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