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  • New Details About Toshiba Folio 100 iPad Rival



    Some interesting new details have emerged about Toshiba's forthcoming iPad rival. The first tidbit? The device's name is a good start. According to the Financial Times of London, Toshiba has christened its soon-to-be released tablet the Folio 100.

    Samsung and Toshiba are expected to lead a tablet charge at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin on Thursday, hours after a San Francisco media event where an annual update of Apple’s iPod range is expected.
    In addition to the product's name, some additional specs have also surfaced about the Folio 100. Notebook Italia reports that Nvidia Tegra 2 technology will power the Android tablet, which will serve up 16GB of memory, wi-fi and 3G, along with a USB port and an HDMI port. The publication also "confirms" a 10.1 inch display, a 1 megapixel webcam, and seven hours of battery life per full charge. The device is widely anticipated to run Android 2.2.

    Side by side with the grand unveiling of the Folio 100 will be Samsung's Galaxy Tab. While no release dates have been set for either tablet, IFA will all but certainly provide our first glimpse at the iPad rivals that, to put it modestly, have their work cut out for them. With better than 3 million iPads already in consumer hands, Apple has more than just a lock on the tablet market. For now, it runs the entire table. And capturing a respectable chunk of the market won't be an easy task - not even for industry heavyweights like Samsung and Toshiba. But it is possible. And the battle may begin sooner than we realize.


    The Financial Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Details About Toshiba Folio 100 iPad Rival started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. Buffolus's Avatar
      Buffolus -
      Every one is gonna be like guy on star gate Atlantis with their tablet
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tyronal View Post
      Which is why we should avoid buying the first gen of any device. I believe apple had the setup for a camera on the ipad but the cameras were not in supply so apple dropped it to meet the (late) release date. It was rushed out, no doubt about it. It wasn't worth buying as it shipped.
      Very true... but really, where's the money in having a product perfected on the 1st gen? Release it make up some story.. blah blah blah... then apple fanatics go out and buy one. And not much after they release another tablet/ipad w/e you want to call it. 2nd gen comes around... has little bit more features so on so forth.

      I bought and iPad 32gb wifi yesterday and honestly i'm going to return it due to the fact it doenst have a camera and comes christmas or next year and they have cameras and i paid $733.38 for it. -.- enough said.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      I disagree apple never missed out on anything.
      Actually they did, the 3G processor support video calling thus why a lot of people speculated before its release to include the feature. Just about every manufacturer had it at that time, Apple did not include it with iPhone 3G only introduced it with iPhone4 which is 2 generations later.
    1. hailtoredskins's Avatar
      hailtoredskins -
      1 megapixel just made me lawl so hard
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      16gb of memory or HDD space?
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      All they have to do is undercut Apple's prices(like that is hard to do!) and people will buy it. Talk about android all you want...it is easier to mod than iOS and comes stock with many features we jailbreak for. Competition is always good.
    1. Pitbull2o08's Avatar
      Pitbull2o08 -
      the ipad isn't worth spending my hard earned money on anyway. I still use my same laptop i've had for 3 years now and no ipad can replace it. it's just as portable and does more than ipad.
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by LoganKal View Post
      finally is right apple missed the boat on a lot of thing on the ipad. can not wait for the samsung one..
      Apple didn't miss the boat. They saw it and simply chose not to get on board. This is how they always do business. Put out a no-frills model to get things started, then slowly introduce more features to entice people to upgrade to the newer model whenever it is released.

      The lack of a camera on the iPad was very intentional...I seriously doubt Apple designers are so stupid that they didn't consider it.
    1. endwaro's Avatar
      endwaro -
      Quote Originally Posted by LoganKal View Post
      finally is right apple missed the boat on a lot of thing on the ipad. can not wait for the samsung one..
      Apple didnt miss the boat they just didn't get on it and they made their own and are making us all get on it and then next year they will make another and same thing.
      I'm on it and I'm on first class
    1. redcard's Avatar
      redcard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tyronal View Post
      Which is why we should avoid buying the first gen of any device. I believe apple had the setup for a camera on the ipad but the cameras were not in supply so apple dropped it to meet the (late) release date. It was rushed out, no doubt about it. It wasn't worth buying as it shipped.
      Yeah, don't buy the 1st gen. You know what? 2nd gen doesn't get released.

      No one is buying an Ipad cos it has a camera.