Rumor: Toshiba Android Tablet Called Folio 100, Sports Tegra 2

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Though not officially confirmed by Toshiba yet, there are some relatively convincing images and specs of a 10.1-inch Toshiba Android tablet over at (translation required).

The tablet has been dubbed the Folio 100 and apparently runs Android 2.2 atop an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. The screen is reported to be 10.1 inches in size, multitouch-enabled, and feature a resolution of 1024 x 600. A quick glance at the interface in the above photo indicates a slightly modified Android skin, as well.

Other specs include 16GB of storage, up to seven hours of battery life, Opera browser with Flash 10.1 support, 1.3 megapixel webcam, thickness of just over half an inch, and a weight of just over a pound and a half.

The inclusion of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor is the big story here. The platform features a dual-core ARM chip with speeds up to 1GHz and a built-in NVIDIA graphics chipset promising “up to 1080p video encode/decode and support for HD Web streaming formats, such as YouTube HD,” per NVIDIA.

The tablet also appears to support some sort of docking system, which would likely enable HDMI output to a big-screen TV or monitor.


As far as competing with the iPad, the thickness and weight are pretty close, though the Folio 100 is a smidge thicker and heavier. The Folio 100’s screen resolution, also, falls a bit short at 600 vertical pixels. However, the tablet’s ability to handle Flash and the extra oomph provided by the dual-core processor might be able to make things plenty interesting.

No word on pricing or availability. Remember to take this news with a grain of salt, as it hasn’t been made official by Toshiba.

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