Toshiba Android SmartPad to Be Called Folio
Once rumored to be called the SmartPad, the Toshiba Android tablet is now speculated to be sporting a new name by the name of Folio, which is reminiscent to the Palm Foleo–a “smart book” that precedes its time as a netbook alternative.
The Toshiba Folio will be running Android and is expected to be an iPad competitor with a Tegra 2 processor that’s based on a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 chipset running 1 GHz. The display on the Folio is expected to have a resolution of 1024 X 600, and there will be multiple radios, including Bluetooth, 3G, and WiFi b/g/n support. Unlike the current first-generation iPad, the Folio from Toshiba is expected to also support 16 GB of on-board memory in addition to having a removable memory card slot supporting another swappable 32 GB, USB 2.0 port, USB 2.2 mini audio jack, 1.3-megapixel webcamera, and have HDMI output capabilities. It is expected to debut soon at the IFA tradeshow in Germany with the latest version of Android, which should bring Adobe Flash 10.1 support, making it compatible with more websites than the Flash-devoid iPad.
A dock was also pictured with the device.