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Leak Reveals Toshiba Tegra 2, Android 2.2 Tablet

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.

  • samdsox
    YAY MORE COMPETITION TO IPAD(HAHAH APPLE FANS) Now all it needs to sell is being overhyped.
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  • borisof007
    DO WANT
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  • stevo777
    I like the size.
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  • snotling
    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_
    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
    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
    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
    Only a 1.3-megapixel camera?
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  • jeraldjunkmail
    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
    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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