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Toshiba launches Android tablet

Toshiba's tablet is powered by Android Honeycomb and has a 10 inch screen. The device, which uses an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, was unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.

Toshiba has unveiled its first tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011. The tablet has a 10.1 inch widescreen multi touch display with of 1280 x 800 pixels and 16:10 aspect ratio.

The yet to be named Toshiba tablet is powered by a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 with integrated graphics card. It runs on Android Honeycomb OS.

The tablet supports Flash content, which Apple’s iPad doesn’t. Toshiba has used what it calls Adaptive Display technology, which automatically adjusting the display’s brightness and colour according to the environment. It uses Toshiba Resolution+ video enhancement technology that improves colour, contrast and sharpness, making standard definition video look better. Toshiba’s tablet also uses the company’s sound enhancement technology to add more capabilities to the device’s stereo speakers.

The tablet also features a built-in motion sensor and an on-screen keyboard with Haptic feedback.

Toshiba’s Gingerbread tablet has a slip-resistant rubberised cover which can be changed and will be available in multiple colours. The battery (prismatic lithium ion) is also replaceable, unlike the iPad’s battery.

Toshiba’s tablet features a two mega front-facing camera for video chats and a five mega pixel rear camera for taking photos and video. The device includes integrated and compass for geo location services. The tablet has a host of connectivity options and ports including an HDMI port to share photos and video with an HDTV; a full-size USB; a mini 2.0 port; and a full sized card slot. The device can connect to and 802.11n Wifi networks; and comes with an optional docking station charger that has additional connectivity ports.

The Android tablet from Toshiba will start shipping in the first half of the year, but pricing has not been announced.

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