Toshiba Folio 100 Tablet Runs Google's Android 2.2
Fast on the heels of Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablet annoucement, Toshiba debuts its own tablet device, the Google Android-powered Folio 100.Computer maker Toshiba Europe introduced its media tablet, the Folio 100, a 10.1-inch touch screen device that the company said is being targeted at users looking for a portable and versatile computer. The tablet comes with a selection of apps and services dedicated to media consumption, Web browsing and social networking, and sports an intuitive graphical interface developed by Toshiba to run on top of Android 2.2 (Froyo). The Folio 100, which will retail for ?Ã¶?Â®??399, or roughly $500, will be available during the fourth quarter of 2010 throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa, according to a company release. Offering a range of connectivity options, the Folio 100 is equipped with an SD card slot, an HDMI connector, USB 2.0, WiFi and Bluetooth, while a Mobile Broadband (3G) ready version is planned to follow soon. The tablet also features a Nvidia TegraTM 2 processor and boasts a battery life of up to seven hours. A 16GB on-board storage hosts music, videos, photos, e-mails and other data and is also expandable via SD card. Toshiba has also already established a destination for developers where they can get support to optimize their apps for the tablet.
"Our Folio 100 media tablet offers a seamless, easy-to-use experience across entertainment, social networking and mobile Internet-anytime and anywhere," said Marco Perino, general manager of digital life products and services at the company. "We encourage users and developers to join our Folio 100 eco system to create and offer apps, games and other content for Folio 100."