Toshiba Australia boss waves tablet around
And now Toshiba's in on the act. Yes, the Japanese laptop pioneer has an iPad-style tablet in the works, set to debut in a few months' time and running Android and/or Windows 7.
Toshiba this week took the wraps off its new Portégé R700 skinny laptop, its Libretto M100 dual-screen netbook and the AC100 Arm-based 'smartbook' in Australia.
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Source: Australian PC Authority
What the Poms didn't see is a "prototype" tablet - 10in by the look of it - as waved around by Toshiba Australia Managing Director Mark Whittard and snapped by local mag Australian PC Authority.
Whittard didn't provide details - "No specs please, we're Australian" - but he did say they will come in Android and Windows 7 flavours. The first ones will be out - Down Under, presumably - in the "September-October timeframe", says the magazine.
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Not me, it it was an Apple product he wouldn't be holding it by the bottom corner ;)
They will deliver the real thing....
Just as soon as Barry Lam has finished prototyping it for them and come up with a range of ever-so-slightly different cases for them all to go into. It's been a long time since any of these people made their own kit. Some folks call this "Convergence" but I call it "Selling the same kit, made by the same company, in the same factory, with different stickers on it".
"Convergence" is shorter, but less honest.
(Oh, and bear in mind that all "Jobsian fondle slabs" come out of a factory with the name "Foxconn" written on the outside of it...)
Always not innovating
I ordered one, I was told two months wait but then they suspended production until summer stating that they were going to announce their craziest innovation. I shudder to think what it may be