Enterprise Mobility: Toshiba Android Tablets, Cloud Plans at CEATEC

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-10-03 Print this article Print


Like other tech companies, Toshiba is working on cloud technologies for a broad variety of verticals, including city infrastructure and health.
Toshiba helped open the CEATEC conference outside Tokyo with a broad-based demonstration of its new and upcoming products, including two tablets, an ultra-thin PC, a home server and a super-high-resolution television. The company plans on integrating its hardware with specialized cloud services such as video, books and the like-in essence, the same strategy pursued by a number of competitors in the space, including Apple and Samsung. Despite worldwide softness in PC sales and an exceptionally aggressive tablet market that's eaten several Android-based products alive, Toshiba also reaffirmed its commitment to both PCs and Android-based tablets. In the latter case, company executives showed off the Regza AT700, a 10.1-inch tablet running Android 3.2. Toshiba's strategy in hardware seems to be focusing on thin and light products, in keeping with general trends in the mobility sector right now. Glasses-free 3D is a continuing focus of the company as well, with a new television-the Regza 55X3-that pairs the technology with an ultra-high 3840x2160 resolution. Outside the realm of consumer tech, Toshiba is working on cloud technologies for verticals ranging from city infrastructure to health care-everything from real-time patient monitoring to traffic control. Toshiba has acquired Landis+Gyr, a company specializing in smart-meter technology, as part of its infrastructure effort.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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