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.