Toshiba shows off new tablet at CES

Tuesday night in Las Vegas at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) saw the unveiling of Toshiba’s newest tablet, a 10.1in (diagonal) Android-based tablet that, according to Toshiba, will rival Apple’s iPad (9.6in). The tablet shown at CES is likely running the latest version of Android (2.3) although when the tablet is available sometime later this spring, it will be running the upcoming version of Android known as Honeycomb, a tablet-optimized version of the Android mobile OS that is currently running on Android smart phones.

Toshiba Tablet. Source: Engadget

The “Toshiba Tablet” is slightly heavier and thicker than the iPad, weighing in at 1.7lbs and just over a half an inch thick. The new tablet will feature a 1080p high definition screen, the highest definition screen now available. According to an engadget article, the tablet will feature a 5 megapixel rear camera as well as a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The tablet will also come with full sized USB and HDMI jacks, a single mini-USB socket, and an SD card slot.

As far as pricing, a Toshiba spokesperson has said that the Toshiba Tablet will be “competitively” priced with the Apple’s iPad, making it sell anywhere between $499-$829 depending on the specs.


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