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

By Matthew · 22 replies
Mar 21, 2011
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  1. 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.

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  2. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 249   +14

    Nothing fancy about it, althought I really like the user replaceable battery... If the price is right it might become the first real ipad 2 competitor...
  3. How could this not be better than the iPad 2? USB, SD, HDMI, and 2 cameras, are all good things while having things that are "interchangable" and "user-replaceable" are also great. The only thing I could potentially see this thing from taking off is the price, although I'd wager a guess that it'll be priced competitively with the iPad 2.
  4. Please be $600 or less.
  5. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    I agree with Cueto_99, if the price is right... I say b/w 500-600 for a 32 GB Wifi unit, and the software works flawlessly with the hardware, we might have a winner.

    The question is when?!

    Oh and I hate to say this, but I think Adobe should put more resources behind getting Flash on ANdroid and other Mobile before the PC unless a major release version. I mean the PC has enough horse power, the mobile devices need the best possible version. Who knows we might just see a shift when the Tablets start over taking standard computer purchases... err years from now =P

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,720   +805

    Looks good... hope it shows up in retail stores so I can get my hands on it and try it out. Not talking about mobile phone stores, i'm talking about a real electronics store.
  7. This was actually featured at CES 2011.

  8. It seems Toshiba isn't exactly trying to keep a lid on it…
  9. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 490   +38

    Correction: the two cameras you have listed in the article are the other way around.

    This looks sexy...
  10. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 221   +36

    I know what I'm getting for Boxing day, yeah I know but it will be worth the wait!
  11. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    batter life?????
  12. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 490   +38

  13. Wait, the Front-Facing camera is 5MP? And the rear camera is 2MP?

    Am I reading this wrong?
  14. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 867   +73

    Flash. Cool.

    Why are all the tablets coming in around 500 when netbooks are so much less. I thought the Apple price premium made the iPad 500 but now every other tablet is using that as the benchmark. Why not undercut Apple and bring the prices down. More money can be made in content with more devices out there and you can get a larger market share. Once a customer has paid lots of money for content will they want to switch brand and lose all their hard paid apps? Surely get the devices out there is more important right now as Apple has such a lead.
  15. Please be $399 or less and you will make a killing. If not...just another face in the crowd. I agree...The prices on these things need to come down to reality. if I can get a full working laptop for that does way more for $399 ....these need to be price in that range too. I know its possible...look at the Nook
  16. Humm if this price list is to believed..
    This tablet and many more are all shooting for $499. Although not completely pricing yourself out of the market like the Xoom .. I don't think $499 is cheap enough to gain any market share over Apple. Unless you can hit $399 or cheaper the mass market will more than likely stay with Apple. Dang you Apple!
  17. techb0t

    techb0t TS Rookie

    Quote: Although Toshiba has claimed its device is "superior" to the iPad 2. Superior, really? A superior tablet should have much better hardware, quad core, 2g ram 128g hard drive and 20 hr battery life. Since when does Toshiba makes "superior" products? The truth is, the iPad will have superior sales compared to Toshiba's tablet. Ipad's the one to beat. If Toshiba's want's my money, they better have "superior" pricing.
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,925   +3,985

    If it doesn't have an IPS screen, that's how.

    Besides, Apple might argue that since it has USB...etc....it's really a chintzy "Macbook Air" competitor, with a crappy TN touch screen.
  19. any leaks on possible release dates?
  20. uhh.... yes u r reading this wrong
  21. bonniesmith

    bonniesmith TS Rookie Posts: 40

    $500 or less and I'm buying
  22. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 605   +67

    Agreed. I would be happy with $400 for the entry level model.
  23. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 514

    Yes. You are reading it wnorng ;) It's the other way around,

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