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Leak Reveals Toshiba Tegra 2, Android 2.2 Tablet

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 43 comments

Details of Toshiba's tablet offering have been leaked, revealing an Android tablet running Tegra 2.

We hear a lot about plans for tablets from various different companies, but it's rare we hear anything solid. Samsung is set to officially reveal its Galaxy Tab on September 2, but it seems the company has been upstaged by a leak relating to Toshiba's Android tablet.

The folks over at NotebookItalia did a little bit of investigating and managed to come up with the name for the device: The Folio 100. Aside from a name, we also know that the device will run Android 2.2 on Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset, as well as a handful of other specifications.

NotebookItalia says Toshiba has this device characterised as a 'smartpad,' which we guess makes sense in that it's essentially a smartphone in tablet form. The Folio 100 will pack a 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600, multitouch display; Tegra 2; 16 GB of internal memory, with up to 32 GB via SD storage; HDMI, USB 2.0 standard, USB 2.0 and mini audio jack; up to seven hours of battery with mixed use (web and media playback); a 1.3-megapixel camera; and of course, Android 2.2, aka 'Froyo'. The whole thing weighs in at 760g, or 1.67 pounds.

No word on price or launch, unfortunately. Hopefully Samsung can give us a solid price and date for its Galaxy Tab on Thursday so we can finally look forward to getting an Android tablet on the market.

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    samdsox , August 30, 2010 11:28 PM
    YAY MORE COMPETITION TO IPAD(HAHAH APPLE FANS) Now all it needs to sell is being overhyped.
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    samdsox , August 30, 2010 11:28 PM
    YAY MORE COMPETITION TO IPAD(HAHAH APPLE FANS) Now all it needs to sell is being overhyped.
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    borisof007 , August 30, 2010 11:41 PM
    DO WANT
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    stevo777 , August 30, 2010 11:43 PM
    I like the size.
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    snotling , August 30, 2010 11:48 PM
    1024*600, trying to save on cost? or is it Toshiba,s thinking that HD is not something that people will want to use for the moment... (see their roadmap for SSDs)
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    _Cubase_ , August 30, 2010 11:49 PM
    I really do hope these competitors to the iPad do well. It's going to be hard to compete against Apple's notorious hype machine and their zombie-like followers of unrivalled obedience (stubbornness might be a better word here?). Fingers are crossed.
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    ricardok , August 30, 2010 11:51 PM
    I would love one of those things!! Imagine, 16gb + SD cards.. I would be using this on plane trips. Anyway, it's Wifi or 3G+Wifi?
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    samdsox , August 31, 2010 12:04 AM
    I really do hope these competitors to the iPad do well. It's going to be hard to compete against Apple's notorious hype machine and their zombie-like followers of unrivalled obedience (stubbornness might be a better word here?). Fingers are crossed.

    I once heard that if you took a water bottle and slapped a apple sticker on it, then idiots will buy it for 20 bucks.
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    fonzy , August 31, 2010 12:28 AM
    Only a 1.3-megapixel camera?
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    jeraldjunkmail , August 31, 2010 12:33 AM
    Agree with other posters, in short this tablet just doesn't have the specs to win. In other words, it is #FAIL#
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    jeraldjunkmail , August 31, 2010 12:37 AM
    We need an edit button. I want to add that i am waiting for an android tablet that has the following specs:

    2GB of RAM, 1- 1.5ghz processor, HDMI output, 1080P screen (this has been available in 15 inch for at least three years on IBM and Sony notebooks), 5MPix camera, 3g and WIFI/N SD and USB slot, and 9 to 11 inch form factor. Wake me up when that happens so it can blow the freakin doors off of the IPad.
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    ares1214 , August 31, 2010 12:50 AM
    Actually, the resolution is right. IPad is same vertical resolution, but 768 instead of 600 as far as across. The IPad looks wider, so the resolution is about right. The size is good, little bit bigger than the IPad. I would guess Tegra II> the A4 in the apple, so im gonna guess it will be faster and everything. 1.3 MP camera>0 MP camera. Android as a general statement is better than iOS IMO, and 2.2 should widen the lead. Has more connectors and usability it would seem, so if priced right, this> IPad.
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    Anonymous , August 31, 2010 12:56 AM
    Whats up with the surge of tablets? Who the heck uses tablets? Any of you guys use a tablet?
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    ares1214 , August 31, 2010 1:04 AM
    I dont use a tablet, but to be honest, its EXTREMELY niche market. The Ipad costs what, $500 stock, $650 with 3G. For that, you could buy the highest end netbook, even 2 netbooks, or a decent laptop. The tablet doesnt have an advantage over the smartphone you carry in your pocket, or the laptop you carry around with you. Its just priced wrong. At $200, even $300, i might be interested, but 2 times that?! No way...it loses to my smartphone in portability, and it loses to a laptop in computing power and usability.
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    AMDnoob , August 31, 2010 1:16 AM
    Now if only I could download a license to my high school text books for say.. a 9-10 month period (No cost to me, the school would foot the bill), and I would snatch this up in seconds. I like the big screen and it would save so much room in my backpack :) 
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    Kelavarus , August 31, 2010 1:21 AM
    snotling1024*600, trying to save on cost? or is it Toshiba,s thinking that HD is not something that people will want to use for the moment... (see their roadmap for SSDs)


    I hate that resolution. I have a netbook, and it makes an incredible amount of applications and web sites near useless. Interestingly enough, it even makes many operating systems irritating to deal with (Windows 7, Windows XP, Ubuntu, and KDE in my experience) as well.

    sirdougWhats up with the surge of tablets? Who the heck uses tablets? Any of you guys use a tablet?


    I would very much use a tablet for taking notes and drawing if one came out that I liked the capabilities of. For a 'casual web browsing experience'? Nah, not really. But one I could use a decent stylus with for sketching and jotting notes down in class? For the right price (heh), in an instant!
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    mman74 , August 31, 2010 1:28 AM
    All you tablet haters need to understand - it is not going to be everyone's cup of tea. Here in Asia the iPad is out of stock. You have to be put on a waiting list to get one and the list is getting longer. Those of us who spend a lot of our time commuting appreciate a convenient form factor device that will allow us to browse the web, e-book read, and play a few cheesy games to while away the time. Those of you dissing the specs saying that you can get a more powerful Netbook for half the price don't understand, I don't need a keyboard, I don't need a powerful CPU, I don't need a fully fledged OS - I said - all we want to do is surf the web and read stuff to while away the time - so we can do away with the keyboard and make it touch screen, and give it a longer lasting battery. Oh that's a tablet isn't it? Yes, we have made an informed decision and we really DO WANT a tablet. Please don't mock us.
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    Anonymous , August 31, 2010 1:28 AM
    SirDoug, I use a tablet every day. I have an Ipad and it is the second most used device in our house. Our phones are first. Ipad second. Win7 laptop third. 3 desktops fourth. TV fifth and gaming consoles sixth. My kids and wife use the Ipad all the time. It's the only Apple device we have but it is great for what is really is (within the limitations it has).
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    tsnorquist , August 31, 2010 2:43 AM
    Will we be able to hook up an external mouse/stylus pen for digital artwork?
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    tntom , August 31, 2010 2:48 AM
    I'll wait to see what HP is able to do with Palm's WebOS. You only need to focus on what people are really going to use it for. That is what Apple has done with the Ipad, it is a well balanced device focused on what tablet buyers are going to use it for most.
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    Euphoria_MK , August 31, 2010 3:30 AM
    3 hours battery life and applications running at sub-average performance. Yeah! I am so excited!.....
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