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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Last year, we learned about Toshiba’s ten-inch AT200 tablet, a dual-core OMAP4-based model Toshiba more recently announced will be coming to the US as the Excite X10. For the MWC, it looks like the manufacturer has been trying to simultaneously shrink-down the size of the X10 while outfitting it with some more powerful hardware. We don’t yet have a name for what it ultimately came up with, an Ice Cream Sandwich-running 7.7-inch Tegra 3 tablet.
By keeping the same 1280×800 resolution as the X10, this smaller tablet will benefit from increased pixel density, [...]
The answer many Thrive owners were waiting for might have come via Twitter, as Toshiba USA confirms “targeting the end of Spring for ICS availability on the Thrive 10-inch”. Later updates also confirm the 7-inch Thrive to get the same treat. Currently, Toshiba’s Thrive tablets run on Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb and come with a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 8, 16 or 32GB of storage capacity, 1GB of RAM, two cameras, WiFi and Bluetooth.
Except for an official roll-out date, this is still good news for users, even if “the end of Spring” could [...]