Toshiba shows second-gen tablet
Bit on the bulky side?
Toshiba has coughed up some of the specs its upcoming Android Honeycomb tablet will sport.
According to a teaser site for the product, the tablet will be based around a 10.1in, 1280 x 800 capacitive touchscreen, contain an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, and combine 0.2Mp and 5MP front- and rear-facing cameras.
Pictures show the tablet will have HDMI, USB - mini and full size - SD and analogue audio portage. It has Wi-Fi connectivity, the site says, though it would be more of a surprise if it didn't.
Oh, and the textured back comes off to allow you to swap out the battery.
Of course, what the site doesn't reveal are the tablets dimensions, and it's not hard to see why: with all those ports needing to be fit into the side, plus the extra space having a removable battery inevitably requires, this is one thick gadget.
Couple that with the big screen and you're looking at a rather large, heavy device. Anyone who thinks the iPad is too big isn't going to take to this one.
The Toshiba tablet, successor to the ill-fated Folio 100 Toshiba shipped into the UK last autumn, will be out in the spring. ®
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the first image
really needs some apes mooching around the base of the tablet.
The Full Internet
Replaceable battery a plus
Full internet not Apples restricted no flash policy, no matter what Apple and their fans believe flash is still important to get the whole of the internet
Ports to attach to the TV and plug usb device in plus
Bulk isn't much of a problem if it feels comfortable
I would like...
A4 size and as thin as possible.
Great news - no feet!
Toshiba, along with Acer, lacks the ability to permanently attach rubber feet to it's products.
This unit is a great step forward - no feet.
It's all in proportionality. Something which is large can be thicker without seeming out of proportion, and hence be still attractive. But weight is something else again.