Toshiba launches Android tablet PC
Dubai, September 6, 2010
Toshiba Europe has introduced its new media tablet featuring a highly intuitive graphical interface developed by Toshiba to run on top of Android 2.2.
The 25.7 cm (10.1 inches) Folio 100 personal media tablet comes with a wide selection of apps and services dedicated to media consumption, web browsing and social networking, and offer a rich multimedia experience, a company statement said.
The Folio 100 will be available during the fourth quarter of 2010 throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Our Folio 100 media tablet offers a seamless, easy-to-use experience across entertainment, social networking and mobile internet – anytime and anywhere”, said Santosh Varghese, regional general manager, computer systems division, Toshiba Gulf.
The Folio 100 is equipped with an SD card slot, an HDMI connector, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, while a Mobile Broadband (3G) ready version will follow soon, he added.
The Folio 100 ships with a wide selection of applications pre-installed: amongst them Opera Mobile (web browser), FBReader (e-book reader), Document To Go (office suite), Evernote (notes), Adobe Flash 10.1 and Fring, an app that in combination with the embedded webcam allows video calls with friends and family.
The new tablet is 14 mm in thickness and weighs 760 grams, and features an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and a battery that can last up to seven hours.
The instant-on functionality lets the tablet be operational within less than 30 seconds. A 16GB on-board storage hosts music, videos, photos, e-mails and other data and is expandable via SD card, the statement said.
“We encourage users and developers to join our Folio 100 eco system to create and offer apps, games and other content for Folio 100”, said Marco Perino, general manager, Toshiba Europe.
Toshiba already established a one-stop destination (toshibatouch.eu) for developers where they can get support to optimise their apps for the Folio100.
“We also invite users to participate in the Folio community by suggesting ideas to developers to pursue,” Perino added. – TradeArabia News Service