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iPad, Behind You! Toshiba Folio 100 Announced

Toshiba did not manage to penetrate the smartphone arena with the TG01 giant-phone, but now the company tries again, this time with a new tablet that is aimed to compete with the iPad.

The Folio 100 has a 10.1 inch display, weighs 760 grams and runs Android 2.2 “Froyo”. Here are the specs:

  • Multi-touch 1024 x 600p capacitive touchscreen with pinch to zoom and swipe controls.
  • Integrated Wi-Fi
  • 3.1 megapixel webcam. It makes video calling possible for now although Toshiba is planning to launch a 3G supporting edition of the Folio in the future.
  • Adobe Flash 10.1
  • Nvida Tegra 2 processor
  • 16GB internal flash storage
  • USB 2.0 and HDMI port
  • SD card slot
  • 7 hours battery life
  • 14mm thick
  • 760 grams

The first version to be released will cost €430 and include WiFi, Bluetooth and 16 GB of storage. There will also be a €530 3G UMTS version. Toshiba says that the device will play HD videos and can be connected to a TV via a docking station. Yummy.

Image does look promising, but as for me, I’m sticking with my new best buddy, which I’m recently freed from its’ Apple misery, the iPad.

Gil Bouhnick,
The Mobile Spoon