Toshiba gen-three tablet set for IFA intro
Third time lucky with Excite?
Third time lucky for Toshiba? Its Folio 100 Android tablet was a failure and its second attempt, the Thrive, didn't make it across the Atlantic to the UK and suffered sleep problems. So it's having another go, with a thinner model said to be shown at the IFA show later this week.
The Folio 100 was an Nvidia Tegra 2-based machine with Android 2.2 Gingerbread. Thrive, released this past July, touted a sleeker look and Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
But it was still pretty chunky, so it seems the third model, reported by Italian-language site Netbook Italia, is a much thinner job, along the lines of the Apple iPad 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Separately, Android Police spotted that Tosh has registered the word "Excite" as a tablet computer trademark, so it's likely that's what the new model will be called - over there, if not here.
Skinniness is essential for tablet success these days - though, as HP found, selling one for next to nothing is a good idea too. ®
Who needs thin and light?
Vote up: I want a big cheap robust tablet for whacking muggers on the head.
Vote down: I want to pay extra for a fragile skinny tablet so my mugger can afford extra drugs.
Tosh really need to get some different names for their slabs
as it stands, they're just making it far too easy to write the punning headlines when they fail to thrive in the market because they just don't excite consumers
More like the Toshiba Yawn.
"Hmmm our tablets aren't doing so well... I wonder why. Must be because they're *NOT THIN ENOUGH*! Eureka! Back to the drawing board lads!"