Toshiba’s Folio 100 10-incher joins the Android tablet party

Toshiba Toshiba's Folio 100 10-incher joins the Android tablet party

Coming hot on the heels of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab announcement is Toshiba, who have just shuffled their Android-powered tablet, the Toshiba’s Folio 100, to the front of their PR pile.

All the excepted specs are present and correct, with the tablet packing a 10.1″, 1024 x 600 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, and a Tegra 2 CPU powering t’ings under the hood.

Storage and connectivity

There’s 16GB of built in storage backed by an SD card slot, with connectivity including HDMI out, Bluetooth, 802.11n WiFi and USB 2.0, with a 3G version “following soon.”

Seven hours battery

Running on Android 2.2, there’s a rather feeble 1.3 megapixel webcam as the only camera option, plus Flash 10.1 support, with battery life quoted at  7 hours (65% web browsing, 10% video playback, 25% standby).

There’s also twin speakers and a microphone onboard, with the tablet measuring up at a slimline 281mm x 181mm x 14mm and weighs 760g.

Toshiba say that their new “personal media tablet is targeted at people looking for a 100% portable and versatile device that is always at hand for making the most of their digital life.”

Pre-installed apps

The press blurb continues: “The FOLIO 100 comes with a wide selection of apps and services dedicated to media consumption, web browsing and social networking, and offers a rich multimedia experience. Easy and enjoyable to use, the FOLIO 100 has a highly intuitive graphical interface developed by Toshiba to run on top of Android 2.2 (Froyo). ”

As well as Flash, Toshiba lobs in a fair smattering of pre-installed applications including Opera Mobile (web browser), FBReader (e- book reader), Document To Go (office suite), Evernote (notes) and Fring.

We have to say we’re not warming to this as much as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but the crunch will be the pricing – we’ll keep you posted as soon as gt more details.

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