Toshiba introduces Android-powered Folio 100 tabletBy Jose Vilches
Not wanting to be left out of the party, Toshiba has also announced its entry into the tablet fray at IFA 2010 with the Android-powered Folio 100. The device measures 10.1-inch across and offers a capacitive multi-touch screen sporting a 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution. It is one of the first major shipping products to use Nvidia's Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip, which reportedly provides snappy performance and can handle 1080p playback (over a mini HDMI output) while keeping power draw in check. Battery life is listed at 7 hours of 'normal use' and the whole thing weighs in at just 760 grams.
Other specifications include 16GB internal storage that can be expanded via a combined SD/MMC card reader, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and 3G broadband, a 1.3mp webcam, accelerometer, DLNA compatibility, and access to Toshiba's Market Place for applications – unfortunately that means it won't have access to the official Google Android Market. It does have a decent bunch of pre-installed apps, including the Opera Mobile web browser, Documents To Go office suite, Evernote, Fring, Adobe Flash 10.1, Toshiba media player, and the ebook reading app FBReader.
Toshiba says the Folio 100 is due to roll out across Europe, Middle East and Africa during the fourth quarter of this year with a suggested retail price of around €399 ($512). No word on U.S. availability for now.