Toshiba outs WT310 Windows 7 tablet (Computex 2011)

Toshiba outs WT310 Windows 7 tablet (Computex 2011)We're still waiting for more details on Toshiba's Android-tablet-with-no-name, but in the meantime our friends at Tosh have dished up a business-friendly Windows 7 tablet instead, the WT310.

It appears to share the same design touch as the forthcoming Honeycomb version too, though the screen is a spacious 11.6in across versus the Android slate's supposed 10.1in panel.

On the inside, the WT310 runs one of Intel's Oak Trail Atom processors – the Z670 to be specific – and that's accompanied by 2GB of RAM and a 64GB solid state hard drive.

Camera-wise you're talking a 2-megapixel front-facing effort but only a 3-megapixel companion round the back – the lowest megapixel count we've seen on any mobile device for a good while, though Toshiba will no doubt argue that the WT310's focus on the business crowd means that's a minor concern.

Connectivity is far more impressive, giving you USB 2.0, HDMI, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 for chatting to other devices.

We're a little stymied to be honest as to why Toshiba is pushing ahead with a Windows 7 slate when the far more tablet-friendly Windows 8 is starting to loom large on the horizon. Then again, unlike the consumer market the enterprise community is far more likely to opt for a tried-and-tested platform than a newer, potentially less stable system.

Either way, it's largely a moot point for us here in the UK, as the WT310 doesn't seem to be destined to make it out of Japan. Roll on the Ant, or the Thrive, or whatever that Honeycomb slate is supposed to be called.

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