But rather than wallow in self-pity, Toshiba has gone back to the drawing board and come up with something it clearly believes is a potential iPad-puncher.
The teaser video for the Toshiba tablet – currently showing on thetoshibatablet.com – essentially promotes the Folio 100’s successor as everything the iPad is not. There’s a 5MP rear-facing camera, 2MP camera on the front, five colours to choose from, three ports (mini USB, HDMI and USB), full web support – “even Flash” (ho ho!) – and a replaceable battery.
The Toshiba tablet will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but it looks like Tosh isn't going to get there first. That honour looks set to go to the Motorola Xoom, currently scheduled to be the first Honeycomb tablet on the market when it appears next month. In fact, Toshiba faces a ton of stiff competition; at this month’s CES around 100 spanking new tablets were announced, according to BGR.
Still, with all that technical junk under its trunk, the Toshiba tablet could potentially be a weighty beast. We’ll find out for sure when we get out greasy hands on it this spring. Hopefully by then Tosh will have come up with a name too...