Toshiba 10" Android Tablet Hands-on
One of the best parts of Toshiba's upcoming 10.1” tablet is the fact that it sports a rugged design that seems to be able to withstand the rough and tough actions of some people. In addition to flaunting the larger display, we are overly confident with the tablet's design since it incorporates some durable feeling materials – which is most evident with its interchangeable easy grip rubberized finish. And the neat thing about that interchangeable rear cover, is that you'll be able to swap out that battery!
Aside from the amount of space that the 10.1” touchscreen is taking up, we're more than pleased with the 1280 x 800 pixels resolution which provides for some crisp and detailed visuals all around. Additionally, the sides of the tablet are covered with an abundant of connectivity ports – these include things like a miniUSB port, HDMI port, SD card slot, and a full sized USB port. Finally, it also packs a 2-megapixel front facing camera and a 5-megapixel camera in the rear to keep the multimedia side of you satisfied.
Although the unit on hand that we checked out is still in the development process, it's going to be running Android 3.0 Honeycomb when it's released in the spring. Though, we have to say that the experience should be top notch since the tablet will be powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 chipset that should provide plenty of horsepower for even the heaviest of users out there. Gladly, Toshiba is going to include some specific enhancements, like its resolution plus technology, which will improve the quality of standard definition videos when it's being displayed on its high resolution screen. Surprisingly, this Toshiba tablet is undoubtedly shaping up to contend with the big boys, so we'll be keeping an eye out on its progress.
1. Socalvenom (unregistered)
I cant stop drooling........ finally the tablet pc of my dreams, tegra 2, full size 3.0 usb,hdmi port,sd card slot, hd tv technology and android 3.0 what more do you want
2. name (unregistered)
seriously ! what more can you ask for ?! latest android OS, dual-core tegra processor ? gosh .. i'm dying for one :D good job toshiba
5. joelds (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)
Can we preorder these things?...I want to know i have one even if I don't
6. Alex (unregistered)
Will it have 3G+4G and GSM calling ?
8. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 859; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
MiniUSB? Interesting choice over microUSB.
9. Eric (unregistered)
Agreed. Micro has been the standard for well over a year now. Seems to be a weird choice to go back to the old usb port
10. MachEnergy (unregistered)
It's now early March, and I still haven't heard of a name, date, or price. If this really is a spring release, I would think those details would be well known by now. I'm worried this isn't going to come out for quite some time :\