Toshiba Honeycomb tablet named ANT, prices start from $450
We first saw Toshiba's mysterious 10.1-inch tablet at CES (hands-on here) running Froyo, then at MWC it was already running Android Honeycomb, but at both events we were left wondering about the name of the tablet. Now, that secret is unveiled as the tablet will be named Toshiba ANT, but what's even more important, it will ship in three different versions with prices starting from $450. Product listings on Newegg initially revealed there will be an 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models, but have later been removed:
Toshiba ANT-100 (8GB).................$450
Toshiba ANT-102 (16GB)...............$500
Toshiba ANT-104 (32GB)...............$580
The tablet sports an NVIDIA Tegra 2
dual-core chip clocked at 1GHz, responsible for the smooth
performance of Honeycomb on a 10.1” display with resolution of 1280
x 800 pixels. Battery life is rated at 7 hours, powered by a
replaceable 6-cell battery.
The Toshiba ANT also has a 5-megapixel rear snapper with auto focus, while on the front there is a 2MP camera, perfect for video conferencing. Media playback is aided by stereo speakers, an HDMI port, full-size USB, a mini-USB port and SD card slot. The tablet space is getting more crowded by the day, but could such a price buy you into the Toshiba ANT slate?
1. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
o: that looks nice, so many to choose from....
2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3521; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Yes it's nice but the prices are too high. The Asus Eee Transformer to me is so far the best tablet pound for pound! I just don't see why I would pay $500.00 for the 16 GB Toshiba ANT when I can pay $400.00 for the Asus Eee Transformer tablet & $150.00 for the keyboard dock. It's a no brainer. I really was waiting for the prices for the Toshiba ANT to be cheaper but no such luck. For me Asus Eee Transformer still can't be touched!
3. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Do tell, where are you finding this Asus tablet for $400? I am looking around all the usual suspected places like Amazon and Newegg, and they all have Windows Asus tablets, but no Android. A quick google search turns up the Asus TF101 as an Android tablet, but one website appears to have a price tag over $800 and another is $545, and neither of them are websites I've ever heard of, nor do they even have pictures. If I can find one for $400, I'd be glad to pick one up, otherwise the Toshiba doesn't seem bad, especially when you can always get more SD cards.
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3521; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
This website said the price is going to be $399.99 for the 16 GB, also so did androidandme.com. It's going on sale as per these two websites at the end of this month. I just don't see any other tablet with these sweet specs for the price that Asus is going to charge. Like I said pound for pound it can't be touched! I am sold, my wife wants a smaller tablet. Once there is a 7 inch Honeycomb tablet that is available I will be picking it up for her. 10.1 inch just too big to put in her purse.
5. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
its not on sale yet.. any site you find might be a ripoff sale starts around the end of this month