Toshiba Unveils Second Honeycomb Tablet by Google
This year’s CES is surrounded with numerous surprises, intrigues, and controversies. Barely a few days left before the actual event, several companies have spelled out informations on their upcoming gadgets and gizmo. Some has even provided an actual sneak peak either through teaser videos or actual product demo. Toshiba, for one, has introduced their latest Honeycomb Tablet.
Previously at the D: Dive into Mobile Conference, Andy Rubin – founder of the Android OS and VP of Engineering at Google- announced the first and only android 3.0 manned tablet, a joint venture with Motorola. But Toshiba’s breaking headlines seems to suggest two honeycomb tablets will appear on the CES.
Toshiba, however, reveals that the launch date for the tablet will be in the first half of 2011, which means it is probably still waiting on Honeycomb availability.
Meanwhile, as you would have guess, its those lucky guys from engadget.com who got the first dibs of this gizmo once again. And according to Joanna Sterm from the said reviewsite Toshiba’s unnamed tablet may pretty much have a say in the tablet wars. “From our brief look at a non-working (Toshiba did not turn on the device for the preview, the reps only showed off the hardware) unit a few weeks ago, it may just have what it takes to stick out from the rest.. at least on the spec and manufacturing quality front,” she wrote.
As reported, the tablet carries the dual-core Dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, which will run “the next version of Android designed for tablets” aka Honeycomb. It will have a capacitive, high 1280 x 800-resolution display along with an accelerometer and ambient light sensor (or what Toshiba has dubbed as Adaptive Display technology), two digital cameras (a 5 megapixel rear camera as well as a 2 megapixel front-facing camera), and full sized USB and HDMI jacks (1080p video), a single mini-USB socket, and an SD card slot.
PC Magazine has also previewed the tablet and so far they know that the said tablet includes an On-screen keyboard features haptic feedback, just like the Toshiba Libretto W100, 1080p playback, 720p display, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, built-in GPS, and Swappable rubberized rear cover and a replaceable battery.
The 10.7 x 6.9 x .6 inches easy to grip and spill resistant gizmo sports a 10.1 inch touchscreen LCD. While no official details about its pricing, many are speculating that the price wont be too far iPad’s pricetag.
From the looks of it, Toshiba is determined to enter the tablet market despite it failed Tegra 2-powered Folio 100 tablet, which was marred with bugs. Toshiba, a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is taking another chance with their unnamed Honeycomb tablet.