Posts tagged with: Toshiba
  • by | September 8, 2013 4:38 AM

    We've been bringing you our best quality mobile-tech podcast once a week for over a year now, and we're not about to break that streak on one of the biggest tech weeks of the year. Sure, we might've missed our usual Wednesday/Thursday time slot, and we might've even technically missed the weekend dividing line, depending on what time zone you're in - but you know what? We've just capped off four days of intense video coverage with a midnight podcast from one of the most echo-filled hotel rooms in all of Berlin, and we're uploading it through the technological equivalent of a 1999-era AOL ...

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  • by | September 5, 2013 2:01 PM

    Early this morning we caught wind of the Toshiba Encore, the latest eight-inch Windows 8 tablet to go official. While not the first tablet running such software in that form factor, running an Intel Bay Trail Atom sure could give it a leg up on the competition, and the very attractive sticker price of a mere $330 could make the Encore difficult to ignore. We simply had to check this guy out for ourselves, and see if it really would be capable of delivering a solid Windows 8 experience while still managing to keep its price so bottom-basement. Did Toshiba make too many sacrifices? Will this ...

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  • by | September 5, 2013 7:56 AM

    We know that Acer beat everybody to the punch with the announcement of the W3, which is the world's first Windows 8 tablet to fit in an 8-inch display form factor. Still, one thing we've learned about the mobile market is that being the first to announce something is not a guarantee that it'll actually reach the market faster or be more affordable than the rest of the competitors that'll arrive at the scene. Such is the case of Toshiba, which just announced the Toshiba Encore, and offers a sweeter package than what Acer is offering with their W3. Both tablets run on Intel Atom chips, but ...

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  • by | June 4, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Toshiba's new line-up of tablets and why these don't really move the dot for the company in their mobile endeavors. Then we talk about Intel as the company has landed two new mobile processors and has even won Samsung as a customer with the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. We look at the smartphone market share statistics and notice the supremacy of Android, the growth of iOS and Windows Phone and the decline of BlackBerry. HTC is next as we talk about their dramatic increase in revenue for May and also the price increase of the HTC One. We end today's show ...

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  • by | June 4, 2013 1:24 AM

    We're continuing to see new devices being unveiled and now it's turn for some new Toshiba Excite tablets. The manufacturer announced three new Android-powered slates joining the family: the Excite Pro, Excite Write and Excite Pure, all ten-inchers running version 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Toshiba Excite Pro (above) and the Excite Write (below) are basically one and the same tablet, though not really. Screen resolution is 2560 x 1600 on both and they pack an Nvidia Tegra 4 chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable via MicroSD), as well as an eight-megapixel main camera. Toshiba ...

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  • by | December 27, 2012 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent rumors of Apple and Intel working together to build a new watch. Then Toshiba makes the scene after years of smartphone irrelevance to show us their new project, which consists of bringing Lytro technology to smartphones. Later we talk about the Sony Xperia X and Xperia Z which are rumored to be launched at CES 2013. Believe it or not, the HTC HD2 is next after almost half a decade of existence, and this time because it can now run Windows RT. We end today's show talking about Google's app choices for 2012's best. Yes, blooper ...

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  • by | December 27, 2012 10:52 AM

    One of the most interesting cameras to arrive in 2012 was the Lytro light-field camera, with its unique construction and optical properties that let users refocus and tweak their shots in software, well after the photo was initially snapped. It's almost a bit like something out of science fiction, but this year it was truly a commercial reality. Now that same kind of technology could be finding its way to smartphones and tablets, thanks to a new sensor from Toshiba. If you've ever used a Lytro, you surely noticed how bulky it was, at least compared to svelte point-and-shoot models. After ...

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  • by | November 8, 2012 4:58 PM

    An interesting thing just happened to the tablet world. We might've lost a whole size category before it had a chance to get popular. It didn't take long after the release of Apple's first iPad for competing OEMs to start shipping their response products, expanded versions of Android 2.x and Honeycomb running on oversized slates. Led by devices like the first Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola XOOM, the non-iOS sector of the tablet market grew quickly early on, but for a variety of reasons failed to sell well on the whole. Thankfully for tech diversity, there's that "interesting thing." ...

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  • by | September 1, 2012 10:22 AM

    This little number caught our eye at IFA, and though it doesn't meet the strictest definition of "brand-spanking new," having been announced at MWC many moons ago, we wanted to shoot a quick-look video anyway because it's so darn cool. To our eyes, the uncreatively-named AT270 ("Android Tablet," get it?) resembles something of a cross between a Nexus 7 and an iPad, with the size and portability of the former and the build quality of the latter. The screen, a 7-inch AMOLED panel, features amazing color saturation and excellent blacks, while performance is solid on Android ICS. The only ...

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  • by | April 10, 2012 10:38 PM

    Toshiba hasn't exactly been keeping its Excite line of Android tablets a secret; we've been hearing about the Excite 10 for months, caught a look at a 7.7-inch model from the MWC, and learned of a gigantic 13.3-inch design. Today Toshiba goes official with all three models, announcing specs and pricing for the Excite 7.7, Excite 10, and Excite 13.3 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets. This Excite 10 is a different beast from the hardware Toshiba announced for the US at the Excite 10 LE; unlike the LE with its TI chip, all three Excites we're talking about today run quad-core Tegra 3 components. ...

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  • by | March 21, 2012 11:22 PM

    Earlier today, while looking at the latest Toshiba tablet to be revealed, we lamented how disappointed we were by the news of the underpowered model, especially after seeing some innovative ideas come out of the company, like the 13.3-inch prototype tablet. When we first told you about the device, it didn't seem like much more than a mock-up, and we weren't sure if Toshiba would ever produce a working model. As it turns out, we're getting the opportunity to check out a fully-functional version earlier than we ever thought possible, upon the release of a hands-on video of the giant-sized ...

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  • by | March 21, 2012 1:12 PM

    Toshiba's been coming to our attention most often lately in its role as a tablet manufacturer, with news of the AT200 heading to new markets under new names, and word of a quad-core 7.7-inch design. Sure, everyone's got a quad-core tablet to show-off nowadays, but we've also seen some really interesting prototypes from Toshiba, like a giant 13.3-inch model. Today, we learn of yet another Toshiba tablet, the 7-inch LT170. Unfortunately, the LT170 isn't the most impressive Toshiba model we've heard of, with neither hardware specs nor a price that are really attractive. With a 1GHz processor, ...

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  • by | March 15, 2012 3:57 AM

    It's that time of the year again, when we're both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year's Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year's show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it. It's safe to assume that everyone who was there -- or following our MWC coverage -- understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform -- and its OEM partners -- has flooded the show floors ...

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  • by | March 6, 2012 7:34 PM

    When we recently looked into the state of tablet sizes, we noted how, despite a few outliers, we've been dealing with an upper cut-off at just over 10 inches. Is that a hard limit, though, or might there be a market out there for consumer-targeted tablets that are even larger still? That's one question Toshiba's been asking itself lately, as it put together a prototype of a tablet with a massive 13.3-inch screen. For now, this is just a non-working prototype, and Toshiba is using it to gauge reactions and see if there just might be demand for devices this size. In the event it's ever ...

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  • by | February 29, 2012 1:11 PM

    Back during the CES, we learned that Toshiba was planning to bring its 10.1-inch AT200 tablet to the United States as the Excite 10. While we had pricing information for the tablet, set to be available as a $530 16GB model or a $600 32GB version, we didn't hear any stabs at a US launch date more precise than sometime around the middle of this quarter. Today, Toshiba announces the tablet's availability as well as gives its name a slight adjustment. Instead of the Excite 10, the manufacturer will now release the tablet in the States as the Excite 10 LE. Toshiba didn't give a reason for the ...

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