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19Feb/110

Toshiba Android tablet may be called Antares

Feb

19

By Sovy

Toshiba too has an Android Honeycomb tablet up its sleeve though it did not have a name till now. Spec wise, the tablet is impressive with a 10 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display along with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core CPU. Further, the tablet includes USB and HDMI ports as well as a SD card slot that will let one to expand their storage options. Then there is also an integrated light sensor as well as a 2 megapixel camera at the front along with a 5 megapixel unit at the back while connectivity options with the tablet includes both Bluetooth and WiFi. The tablet also has its own official website though the one thing that the tablet surprisingly lacks is a proper name.

However, that seems to have been taken care of if the guys as tabletguide are to be believed. Its somewhat like this: the tablet was also on display at the MCW just as it was at the CES just last month. The demo unit ran Android 2.2 Froyo. While playing around with the tablet, the name ‘Antares’ was evident in the about section under settings. The same for a different device would show the name of the particular device.

So if there are no drastic changes in between, its Toshiba Antares that we are going to have amongst us and we hope, it happens soon.

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25Jan/110

Toshiba to iPad: You’re flashy, but you’re lame|Lastest Ipad News]

Toshiba to iPad: You're flashy, but you're lame
Warming customers up to its new Honeycomb-equipped tablet, Toshiba decides to attack the iPad on its Web site.
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24Jan/110

Good e-Reader Radio Show – Jan 23 – Motorola Xoom – Toshiba Tablet and e-Reader Apps

Jan

24

By Markus

good e-reader radio

Welcome to another edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! In this edition we look at this week in review! We take a look at the Kobo e-reader being featured in NBC’s ‘the Office’ and the Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 Tablet.

We also have comprehensive review of the new Aldiko Android 2.0 applications as well as the new Sony Reading for Android. Finally we look at the Megareader iOs application.

This edition covers a lot of tablet computer news from this week. Check it out.

The Good E-Reader Radio Show

 

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Categories : E-Reader Radio, Tablet-Slates

22Jan/110

Toshiba launches site dedicated to the upcoming tablet

Jan

22

By Sovy

‘Coming this spring‘ is what will greet you to the site set up by Toshiba in honor of the tablet that they have next in line for a launch during spring. While that is for sure an interesting development, what is even more interesting is the fact that the tablet itself is without a name yet. Also, we aren’t exactly groping in complete darkness as far as the new Toshiba tablet is concerned, but is always good to see an official site dedicated to the tablet coming up that will keep us posted of key developments taking place.

Meanwhile, we know the tablet will be among the first to come laced with the Android honey and the tablet is expected to be just as sweet. And early indication are indeed pointing to just such a thing. Like with Tegra 2 heart, a 10.1 inch 1280 × 800 pixel display incorporating a new display technology that promises to make the tablet that much more life like. Also, another fact that the new site has shed light is that the tablet will come equipped with the usual Android button in spite of the tablet to come pre-loaded with Honeycomb and with Google having made it amply clear the newest tablet specific Android update will be operable sans any external buttons.

In any case, its one more reason to await for the spring to set in and thankfully its not too far away. Make sure to also check out our Toshiba Android Tablet CES sneak peak at this new tablet.

via Toshiba

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Categories : Tablet-Slates

7Jan/110

Good e-Reader CES exclusive – Toshiba Android 3.0 Tablet PC

toshiba tablet ces

On the first day of CES we managed to spot a new Android Honeycomb device from Toshiba and a prototype Windows 7 based tablet and have all of the latest news and pictures.

The yet untitled Android 3.0 tablet from Toshiba is a 10.1 inch model with a resolution of 1280×800 and will feature a Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. It has a new LED display technology to give higher contrast and resolution then the traditional LCD based tablets we have seen. It will also employ Adaptive Display technology, which automatically adjusts contrast and brightness depending on surrounding ambient light.

One of the nice features of this device is that it will up-convert videos to HD quality, similar to how DVD players will convert the resolution to higher resolution. You will be able to view your HD content in 16:10 aspect ratio for superior performance. You listen to the audio via the stereo speakers or headphones with the headphone jack.

The Android 3.0 Tablet from Toshiba will also be DLNA compliment. DLNA is short for Digital Living Network Alliance, and defines a standard for moving movies, photos, music and other media from device to device. DLNA servers can store media in one location, and, without any setup or configuration, can stream the media to DLNA compliant players, like the PS3 and Xbox 360. The big draw behind DLNA is to throw away major configuration, and create a simplistic way for consumers to get media from one device to another. If DLNA is not your bag, the unit comes with a USB and HDMI port in order to connect your device manually.

This device also shines with the dual cameras, it has a 2 MP front facing one and a 5 MP rear facing camera. On the side of the unit it has volume switches, a power button and a orientation lock button, so you can lock the accelerometer to either landscape or portrait mode.

Right now the unit is WIFI only and will come in two different models, one with a 16 Gigs of storage and the other at 32 Gigs of internal memory. You can further enhance the memory via an SD card card up to 32 GB. It will also come with the feature of changing the back of the unit where you have access to the removable battery. Right now it comes in green, black, purple, pink, white, blue and green. No word yet on pricing on the prices of the cases or the price of the unit, but its due for first quarter of 2011 launch.

When Toshiba first put the hardware together for this new Android device, it put a concept one together in parallel that one of the engineers admitted that this will have a 0% chance to launch. It featured a Windows 7 Operating system and had an Intel Atom processor instead of the Nvidia Tegra processor that the Android model had.


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5Jan/110

Toshiba to have iPad challener

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.

“We are going to embrace this category, and we are looking to develop a family of tablets,” announced Toshiba America’s general manager of digital products, Jeff Barney while speaking to Reuters.

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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4Jan/110

Toshiba to sell tablet with bigger screen than iPad, upcoming Honeycomb version of Android|Lastest Ipad News]

Toshiba to sell tablet with bigger screen than iPad, upcoming Honeycomb version of Android
SAN FRANCISCO - Toshiba hopes a slightly larger screen than the iPad and an upcoming version of Google's Android operating software will lure consumers to its tablet computer.
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4Jan/110

Toshiba to sell tablet with bigger screen than iPad, upcoming Honeycomb version of Android|Lastest Ipad News]

Toshiba to sell tablet with bigger screen than iPad, upcoming Honeycomb version of Android
SAN FRANCISCO - Toshiba Corp. is hoping to lure consumers to its new tablet computer by including a screen that is slightly larger than the iPad and offering a version of Google Inc.'s Android mobile operating software geared toward such devices.
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7Dec/100

Toshiba Planning 3 Tablet PC’s in 2011 – Android, Windows and Chrome

Dec

07

By Michael

Toshiba has been very busy in the research and development department! In the last few months they released the Folio and the Libretto, both of which did not enjoy the success Toshiba had anticipated. Digitimes is reporting that Toshiba has big plans for 2011, including 3 new Tablet computers running Google Android, Google Chrome and Windows 7.

Toshiba has models already all done up and looking pretty to debut at CES in early Janurary. They have outsourced the production of these units to Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Pegatron Technology.

Two of the models in development feature a 10.1 inch screen with the last one to have a 11.6 device. Toshiba is planning on these two tablets to fall right in line with their PC division.

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