Toshiba's 10.1-inch iPad 2 competitor surfaces on Amazon

By on March 21, 2011, 5:19 PM
Update: It seems Toshiba is simply calling this the "Toshiba Tablet" for now. An official sneak peek website can be found here. Release date is still unconfirmed.

An unnamed Toshiba tablet has appeared on Amazon and seems to be the company's touted iPad competitor. Although Toshiba has claimed its device is "superior" to the iPad 2, the company has remained quiet about specifications. Fortunately, Amazon's product page reveals plenty of details, so we'll let you be the judge.

The nameless tablet carries a 10.1-inch 1280x800 multitouch screen with Toshiba's Adaptive Display technology. It's powered by a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and Google's Android 3.0 mobile operating system. The front dons a two-megapixel webcam for video calls, while the rear has a five-megapixel cam.


Amazon's listing also mentions an interchangeable rubber backplate that comes in various colors, a user-replaceable prismatic lithium battery, and stereo speakers with "Toshiba sound enhancements." I/O includes USB 2.0, mini-USB and HDMI ports, a full-sized SD card reader, as well as 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

You'll also find the usual band of sensors, including a gyroscope, accelerometer (paired with a hardware orientation lock), e-compass, GPS and ambient light. Although Toshiba will provide its own app store, the device will come with Google's Android Market place. Oh, and needless to say, the slate supports Adobe Flash.

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