It looks like Apple is going to have rivals when it comes to the tablet. First, HTC announces their on version of the iPad called “HTC Scribe”. Motorola and Samsung also has announced their own versions. And now, Toshiba won’t be left behind as it announces their newest product—a tablet simply called Toshiba Tablet.
There is still uncertainty if this will be powered by Android Honeycomb, the Google OS version for tablets or by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) in the Consumer Electronics Show booth this week .
One of its features that is of advantage over iPad is that it supports Adobe Flash. It has a dual-core processor and NVIDIA graphics that will help in faster gameplay and video playback. It has a 10-inch touch screen and a Toshiba Adaptive Display technology that wil help in adjusting your color and brightness accroding to your lighting conditions.
When it comes to the camera, it has two of it: a 2 megapixel camera in the front for video chats and a 5 megapixel back camera for video recording and taking pictures. In terms of customizing it, you can change the back cover of the Toshiba tablet with a different color that suits you, while the lithium ion battery is user replaceable. In terms of applications, it is already preloaded with the Toshiba BookPlace eReader, Toshiba Places and Toshiba Marketplace. Other features include, USB 2.0, mini USB, DS card slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
There is still no price for the Toshiba tablet, but the company says it will rival that of the iPad. According to the company too, it will be released around first half of 2011 which could be on June or July.
This are just some of its specs but it is not enough to make user go gaga over it. So we have yet to see what it can give to customers as Toshiba had once failed its consumers when its iPad rival, the Folio, when it had some software bugs that led to customers complaining. They had to pull out the products out of the UK shelves before everything got out of hand. We hope this time, it’s for real.