Enterprise Mobility: Toshiba Tablet Runs Android 3.0 to Challenge Apple iPad
Toshiba Tablet Runs Android 3.0 to Challenge Apple iPad
by Clint Boulton
The Toshiba tablet features four buttons for controlling home, menu, back and search buttons.
The device, which allows users to swap out the battery, is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core video processor.
Did we mention that the Toshiba tablet is powered by Android 3.0, the next-generation Honeycomb platform? Of course, we did, but you may not know this platform is optimized for tablets and sports three-dimensional capabilities, and widgets and tabs never seen before on Android devices.
The tablet is wrapped in EasyGrip rubber material, so you (hopefully) won't drop it.
You don't have to make your tablet wear black; you can swap it for these colors if you like. All users have to do is just peel off the rubber casing, which is not unlike replacing a rubberized casing for a smartphone.
The display looked great in limited viewing at CES. Check out this game here, supported by 1280 X 800 resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The device also boasts two stereo speakers with SRS audio enhancement. The screen also offers ambient-light sensors to adapt to sunlight and darkness on the fly.
Another area where the Toshiba tablet stands apart from the current iPad is in the dual-camera capability to enable video chat. That's 2 megapixels for the front and 5-megapixels for the rear, which also enables video.
Where iPad lacks useful ports, Toshiba has made up for it here. Note here the USB port, HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port for video playback on a big screen and the mini-USB port. Headphone jack port and SD card slot are also included.
Here, you can see the docking port to connect to larger monitors.
We don't have the exact thickness yet, but the Toshiba tab appears pleasantly thin enough for the mobile traveler.