Toshiba Android Tablet: No name but looking good

One of the biggest tech stories for 2011 is the tablet device and at CES we saw a proliferation of great tablets due to come out in the first few months of this year. Among them were the Motorola Xoom, which will be the first tablet out to run on Android 3.0, Honeycomb, and the much-talked about BlackBerry PlayBook.

All of these new tablets will have to compete of course against the next generation Apple iPad, the iPad 2, also due to come out shortly. However one device we heard about does not yet have a name. Nevertheless we first reported on it when it kicked off proceedings at CES 2011 and the device I’m talking about is an Android tablet from Toshiba. This tablet is expected to be running on Android Honeycomb once it’s released but in our earlier article we included a demo video of it running on Android 2.2.

Now we hear from Joanna Stern over on Engadget, sourced from Toshiba, that a new product site for the unnamed device has sprung up, courtesy of Toshiba. It doesn’t show us much we didn’t know already but it does have it’s own Flash-based website so Toshiba is obviously keen to impress. What we did already know is that it will have a Tegra 2 processor, a 1280 x 800 resolution and a replaceable battery. Still no release date other than the rather vague ‘spring’ but if you want to keep up to date with this upcoming tablet then hit the Toshiba link above.

Marin over on IntoMobile also reports on the Toshiba tablet and makes the point that it’s rather odd that it remains nameless when it’s due this spring but sounds as impressed as we are noting “the specs look out of this world” and “the look and feel of the device are very impressive.” What are your thoughts on the Toshiba device and do you think it has a chance of competing against the cascade of new tablets due shortly? Why not send us your comments on this.