Toshiba raised eyebrows by showing off a mystery Tegra 3 tablet prototype at Mobile World Congress recently, and it's been at it again at a product showcase in London this week.
This time it's got two concept devices to tease us with, one boasting a 7.7in screen – the current flavour of the month it seems – and the other a beastly brute with a massive 13.3in display.
The definition of what exactly constitutes a tablet in terms of size has never really been set out, but for the most part they've tended to come in small (around 7in) and large (around 10in) variants, with a few mediums (8.9in) in between.
But Toshiba's having none of that. It's cobbled together an extra-large interpretation with a whopping 13.3in screen, making it the biggest Android tablet we've ever come across.
At that size it's never going to be the most nimble device in the world, but it's apparently quite light for its size. Then again, it's a non-working model so that could simply be because the chassis is empty.
Still, a Tegra 3 quad-core processor would be a good start, and we'd imagine Android Ice Cream Sandwich would be a given if Toshiba is serious about giving its oversized tablet a full release. On that note, all Toshiba will commit to is to say it represents “the shape of things you may see over 2012”.
The smaller 7.7in variant looks quite tasty too, with slender lines and a high-spec AMOLED screen. Apart from having a Tegra 3 chip inside, we don't know any more about this one than we do about its big brother. All we can say is with so many prototypes up its sleeve, we can only hope someone at Toshiba is actually working on launching one or two of them for the buying public to get their hands on.
Via IT Pro