Toshiba outs monster tablet 'concept'
Windows 8 13.3in fondleslab, anyone?
Toshiba is tempting tablet fans with a couple of new concept models: a 7.7in design and a rather more outré 13.3in version.
The former has an OLED panel and runs Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Ports include Micro SD and micro USB. There are front and back webcams.
Toshiba wouldn't talk specs, but you're talking standard tablet stuff, we'd say.
The 13.3in monster exists simply as a casing design prototype, with the usual ports and cameras. It's hard to imagine this boy, if it's ever released, not coming with Android or - dare we speculate - Windows 8.
We'd suggest the latter, since Toshiba staffers focused on the machine's business uses - a mobile presentation platform, for instance.
And with a 13.3in screen, you're looking at a resolution of at least 1366 x 768, possibly even higher.
They wouldn't be drawn on availability, refusing even to discuss whether either gadget will be coming to market at all. But, they said, "Toshiba will be releasing a range of tablets in 2012", so we'd be surprised if the 7.7in fondleslab doesn't make an appearance this year. ®
Nice fingerprinty surface there.
I'm ready for one this size
to read PDFs of technical documents with drawings close to paper size. Sign me up.
Re: This looks
ODFO, there's a good chap.
Fine, as long as you can make it hover in mid-air so I can use both hands on it.
I will buy this tablet for my kid if it can run Rosetta Stone
meaning the windows version I already own, not some new app crap I have to pay for a second time... so it would need to be equipped with an intel chip - for windows application compatibility.
Small children are the perfect candidates for fondle slab use, as they aren't ready to use a mouse or keyboard yet, but perfectly able to point directly at things, they can use slabs 100% better than other devices.
My 1 and a half year old uses her mom's android phone to scroll through the lists of music and videos and play back what she likes. Sometimes she drops it, but its a Motorola Defy, which has survived her so far...
Hence I would buy this Toshiba tablet as long as it is backwards compatible, which apparently MS only guarantees on Intel CPU's