Toshiba launches its tablet, still won't name it (from MWC 2011)

Toshiba launches its tablet, still won't name it (from MWC 2011)What with all the running around we've been doing here at Mobile World Congress 2011, we'd all but forgotten about that Toshiba tablet we first heard of at CES and which Tosh flouted in an iPad-mocking ad late last month.

But Toshiba has given us a tablet-sized smack round the head to remind us of its upcoming slate, giving it a proper unveiling – and still refusing to tell us what it's called.

We're still going to have to make do with “the new Toshiba tablet” for now, but whatever it ends up being called, our Japanese friends assure us that it will be “ideal for mobile users who enjoy superior video and audio performance – combining leading hardware with the latest Android platform to create a powerful and intuitive mobile experience”.

Well, that's all well and good, but how is it going to going about it? The same way just about everyone else is, it seems: using a blend of Tegra 2 processor, 10.1in screen and Android Honeycomb.

Twin cameras? Check. 1,280 x 800 resolution? Check. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot here that's awfully new, though Tosh may just be looking to lay down a marker for now while it works on something unique, which is becoming increasingly important in a market getting more and more swamped with me-too Android clones.

We're looking at a pre-mid-year launch for this one, which you won't be surprised to hear is roughly when all the other Honeycomb slates will be arriving.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 17, 2011 at 15:37

LOL after the disaster that was their last attempt - what a courageous crew :p

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