Toshiba Tablet Runs Android 3.0 to Challenge Apple iPad

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Toshiba Tablet Runs Android 3.0 to Challenge Apple iPad

by Clint Boulton

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Android Buttons

The Toshiba tablet features four buttons for controlling home, menu, back and search buttons.

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Powered By

The device, which allows users to swap out the battery, is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core video processor.

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Android 3.0

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.

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The tablet is wrapped in EasyGrip rubber material, so you (hopefully) won't drop it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Docking Port

Here, you can see the docking port to connect to larger monitors.

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We don't have the exact thickness yet, but the Toshiba tab appears pleasantly thin enough for the mobile traveler.

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