CES 2011 Preview: Toshiba Tablet
|Toshiba's Folio 100, launched in Europe only, is the predecessor to the company's new tablet scheduled to be unveiled this week at CES 2011.|
Toshiba will join the ranks of manufacturers set to display its tablet at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company today announced.
The currently-unnamed device will run Google's newest Android Honeycomb operating system and is scheduled to ship sometime in the first half of 2011.
Google has delayed shipping the OS to manufacturers, so the tablet will most likely be a "behind-the-ropes" demo by Toshiba reps.
With a netbook-sized 10.1-inch display, Toshiba's tablet is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual core processor and offer Wi-Fi connectivity only―a cellular connection may come later in the year.
Other features include an adaptive screen that automatically adjusts to surrounding light levels, a virtual keyboard, a 2-megapixel front camera along with a 5-megapixel rear camera for video calling, HDMI, USB 2.0 and mini USB ports, and a slot for an SD memory card.
Content will be provided through Toshiba's branded Toshiba Places app market, BookPlace e-book center and an online store for additional published content, according to the company.
No price has been announced, but company officials say it will be comparable to the iPad.
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The company will also demo a 3-D laptop that does not require 3-D glasses . The Qosmio 15-inch laptop uses eye tracking software through the laptop's webcam to deliver a 3-D effect. Viewers must remain still within a 40 degree angle of the screen to experience 3-D. Again, no price has been announced, but Toshiba is expected to launch the Qosmio sometime in 2011.
Toshiba has also decided to enter the all-in-one PC market with a 21.5-inch model with built-in TV tuner and speaker bar that allows the device to double as a TV. Retail launch is scheduled for the second half of 2011.