As Gingerbread continues to gain ground in the smart phone arena, the for-tablet iteration of the Android operating system called Honeycomb is making parallel progress in the tablet computer market as well. Vying for the lead are two devices that come from two different entities with very different positions. On the one hand is the Kindle Fire from Amazon and on the other is the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus from Android stalwart Samsung.
You wouldn’t know the Kindle Fire is an Android powered tablet from the look of the user interface. There have been some reports that Amazon actually went and designed this without Google’s blessing. But surface appearances aside, the Kindle Fire is [...]
Toshiba has officially launched early this week the “world’s thinnest and lightest tablet”–the Toshiba REGZA AT700–for the Japanese market.
The tablet is due for release in Japan in mid-December. Toshiba made the official announcement of the 10.1-inch tablet at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) trade show held in Tokyo, Japan.
The Toshiba REGZA AT700’s attractive features include its depth/thickness of 7.7 millimeters and its weight of 558 grams. The tablet is much thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and is slightly lighter, too.
The REGZA AT700 is powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb and a dual-core Texas Instruments [...]
If you loved Toshiba’s 10.1-inch tablet, then you will certainly drool over the slimmer, smaller, better-resolutioned 7-inch Toshiba THRiVE tablet coming this December, in time for the holidays. Toshiba’s Digital Products Division announced the upcoming tablet yesterday.
To be called the Toshiba THRiVE 7” Tablet, the Android device will be on store shelves, in online retailers, and on ToshibaDirect.com in early December. Although Toshiba has not officially announced the tablet’s price, rumors say it will cost somewhere around US$400.
Toshiba claims that this will be the first 7-inch tablet that offers the U.S. market a “true HD display” combined with a selection [...]
Toshiba has made it official. The AT200 is Toshiba’s codename for their ultra-thin Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet to succeed the earlier Toshiba THRiVE.
According to Toshiba, the tablet will be 7.7 mm thick and weighs about 558 grams, making it one of the thinnest Honeycomb tablets ever made.
Toshiba did not provide pricing or availability for the super-slim tablet, but it’s reasonable to expect a release date sooner than later.
The 10.1-inch Toshiba AT200 has a 1280×800-resolution display and includes full-size slots for laptops (microSD, microUSB, and Mini HDMI). A 1.2-GHz dual-core Texas Instruments processor will be powering the tab, along [...]
While the rumored Toshiba Excite is being flaunted off at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin, its thicker predecessor–the Toshiba THRiVE–is on its way to the United Kingdom.
The Toshiba THRiVE will be called the Toshiba AT100 when it reaches the U.K.
The product page for the Toshiba AT100 is already up at the Toshiba Europe website and shows the 16-gigabyte model. There is no confirmation yet whether 8-GB and 32-GB models will also be made available. No pricing information has been revealed yet either.
The Toshiba AT100 runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb. It has a 10.1-inch screen (1280×800 resolution) and a dual-core NVIDIA [...]
If a picture paints a thousand words, then the first live pictures of Toshiba’s upcoming ultra-slim tablet paint two thousand.
The ultra-slim tablet was showcased at Toshiba’s booth in the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin. Notebook Italia was able to spot the tablet and took snapshots of the device. Notebook Italia learned that the tablet will be running Android (presumably Honeycomb).
The pictures show a slimmer body compared to that of its predecessor, the Toshiba THRiVE, and slots for a full tablet (e.g., microUSB, micro HDMI, and microSD ports).
The back cover is said to be of brushed metal finish. The tablet also has a grooved [...]
If U.S. trademark filings and domain name registrations were to serve as clues, Toshiba’s upcoming ultra-thin tablet just might have given away its upcoming name–the Toshiba Excite.
Android Police reports that Babyfacemagee, one of the administrators of ThriveForums.com, found some recent trademark filings that gave an idea of the name for Toshiba’s upcoming tab. Babyfacemagee is the same guy who discovered the name “Thrive” for the earlier Toshiba tablet.
Babyfacemagee reportedly found U.S trademark filings for the term ‘EXCITE’. The trademark filing was from Toshiba American Information Systems and was categorized for use for ‘Tablet Computers.’ The [...]
Toshiba is preparing to unleash a new tablet this week at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin. This time, Toshiba’s new tablet is much thinner and is poised to better compete with the Apple iPad and other leading brands of Android tablets.
The picture below reveals the comparative thickness of the Toshiba THRiVE and the new tablet from Toshiba.
As you can see, this new tablet will definitely be lighter, thinner, and improved. We can expect it to be much better than the THRiVE with all enhancements and techy features available for it.
This soon-to-be-released tablet is said to have an ultra thin body, but will still contain ports and [...]
It would appear as though the Toshiba Folio 100 has been put on hold by Dixons, Currys and PC World in the UK. Collectively owned by Dixons Retail plc. and known as PC City in Spain, Italy and Sweden, the price point for the tablet has been raised to £999.99 ($1613), allegedly to put consumers off inquiring about the device. This seems rather far fetched to me, but there are numerous reports of customer complaints regarding the device both in terms of build quality and software stability.
Given that this tablet was designed to compete with the iPad, it falls someway short across the board. The iPad has an aluminum chassis and in [...]