Toshiba Launching Android Tablet This Fall
The latest craze in mobile computing this year is Android and tablets, and Toshiba is not one to be left out. The Japanese PC maker will be releasing its own Android tablet this fall, pegged for a September to October timeframe, with some impressive specs such as a 10-inch touchscreen and an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. The company is hoping to move between 40,000 and 50,000 units by the end of 2010.
The company had previously shown off its Android tablet at CES, but did not announce any plans at that time.
Toshiba will be joining not only other top-tier PC makers with tablet ambitions, such as Apple with the iPad, Dell with the Streak, and an HP Slate that will either run on Android, Windows 7, or the newly acquired webOS from its Palm buyout, but Toshiba will also be joining other smartphone makers in the tablet race, such as Motorola, Samsung, and LG.
Additionally, Toshiba has recently made its dual-screened Atom-based Windows 7 tablet available in the US. The Toshiba Libretto W100 takes on the un-released Microsoft Courrier concept mainstream, with 2 hinged 7-inch touchscreens that can be used in clamshell laptop mode or book mode. When in clamshell mode, the bottom screen can act as a keyboard for text entry.