Toshiba Tablet

With PC makers getting into the Android Tablet game, it is a given that Toshiba would give us their spin on a high-quality Android tablet.  While this isn't the first time we've seen it on the web, the coming soon page at Best Buy's site is encouraging.  When we first saw it in January at CES 2011, it was running Froyo, but the hardware and the fact that Toshiba let us know they had no plans to customize the OS got us the most excited.

The specs are just what you would expect for a high-end Honeycomb tablet:

  • Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • 10.1 inch High-definition wide view backlit LED display
  • 2 MP front camera, 5 MP rear
  • Wireless b/g/n
  • HDMI out
  • One full size USB port, one mini-USB port (yes, the specs say mini-USB)
  • Android 3.0

We know from our time with it at CES that the display is 1280x800 at 16:10, and Toshiba's "resolution plus" will allow video upscaling on the device. 

My future purchase plans just got more difficult. [Best Buy] Thanks, dcabuckeye!

 
There are 23 comments

nttdemented says:

Oh yes!!! Now time for the internal geek voice battle of Eee Pad Transformer vs. Toshiba Tablet!

Jonneh says:

I'm stuck between these two as well..

PensHockey says:

COME ON $199.99!!!!!!!

crxssi says:

You need to get real

WhitePhone says:

Yes!!

svinyard says:

This a great thing. Toshiba has LONG made phenomenal laptops, known for their lasting durability. They are a much needed legit hardware company in the tablet realm.

nttdemented says:

Definitely! What's got me excited about the Toshiba Tablet are the full size ports, full HDMI, full USB, full SD. Triple dose of goodness right there! Now, if only developers can take charge and make a USB host driver for a USB wired Ethernet port I'd have the most awesome sysadmin tool ever with all the sweet networking apps I have that currently need WiFi to work.

El Jefe says:

Hey Toshiba, 2005 called & they want their mini-USB back! :-)

RAPTOR0065 says:

What?!?!?! 2005?
Did you warn them??? About Haiti and Japan?

moosc says:

hey Google fix honeycomb SD card problem or give jerry the code so.he can do your job. FYI every honeycomb tablet will have SD card issues not working

eric6052 says:

I'm guessing and hoping issues like this are what they're trying yo fix. It seems like June is when the Honeycomb tidal wave hits so lets hope they get it all.taken care of soon.

LMAO. But to be fair, I mean the full AOSP community can fix the SD card, not me :)

And yes, SD card support is a HC issue not motorola.

crxssi says:

They also need to fix the fact that honeycomb also apparently does not support USB mass storage mode ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_mass-storage_device_class ) and uses this yucky "MTP" junk instead ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Transfer_Protocol ).

They also need to fix honeycomb's Gallery, which doesn't understand what the meaning of sub-directories are. Ug.

rizzay1 says:

Damn it I don't know what tablet I should get! >.< lol

hansonator says:

Ya. good thing I'm not in the market for one right now cause it would not be easy. It would be a toss up ATM between this one and the new Samsungs. I have a Toshiba laptop, 3+ years old and it still runs like a champ and I work it hard 24/7.

icebike says:

Spec-wise its a dead ringer for the ACER in the previous story.

I'm waiting to see the price, but I'd be willing to bet that Toshiba wants at least $150 more than Acer.

What I don't understand about this unit is the specs say it can be a wifi hotspot. Why would you need that since its a Wifi only tablet?

Without a price its hard to compare.

en28so says:

Good, more choices. I got 3 months to save, so hopefully by then there's a honey comb tablet that can stream netflix maybe? Or ipad 2 it is.

david6785 says:

hell yeah what a great day for honeycomb tablets. i think ill go with toshiba, being able to switch out batteries priceless when traveling and full sd card reader thank you toshiba!!!

jpprice says:

The more quality tablets that come out the better. We need some more app support bad.

OK. First, it's 'coming soon' on Amazon. then it's 'coming soon' on Staples. Now it's 'coming soon' on Best Buy. We all understand it's coming soon. We just want to know WHEN?

moosc says:

hey just read that the asus transformer SD card works with there build of honeycomb. hello MOTO

plunder says:

Four small words at CES grabbed my attention: "Full Size SD card". Why do designers put a fiddly micro SD card in a 10 inch blasted tablet?!?!?

The Toshiba also has superior image handling and a user replaceable battery; basically a workhorse. The Eee-Pad and the HTC Flyer are both interesting, but the Toshiba is "practical".