Leaked Toshiba netbook runs Android 2.1, Tegra T20By Matthew DeCarlo
The specification list for an upcoming Toshiba netbook has leaked, revealing a less-than-conventional feature set. Instead of running Windows XP or 7, the AC100-144 will run Google's Android 2.1 mobile OS. Additionally, the 10.1-inch machine will carry a 1024x600 LED-backlit screen, an Nvidia Tegra T20 chip, 512MB of DDR2 533MHz RAM, and 16GB of solid-state storage.
Also listed is an SDHC reader, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, as well as 802.11b/g/n, 10/10 Ethernet, VGA and HDMI connectivity. Given that the system packs a Tegra 2, 1080p video output seems entirely possible. A three-cell battery provides four to five hours of life, and the machine measures 26.2 x 18.9 x 1.4-2.1cm with a weight of around 0.9kg (just shy of 2lbs).
The AC100-144 is among only a handful of Android-powered mini notebooks we've seen, but they generally use a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. A couple of examples include the HP Compaq AirLife 100 and Lenovo Skylight smartbooks. Unfortunately, the AirLife isn't expected to ship in the US, and the Skylight has experienced several delays since being paraded at CES in January.