Toshiba Corp is making its foray into the tablet war, offering a 10-inch device it says will be comparable in price to Apple’s iPad.
The Toshiba Tablet, which will be available in the first half of 2011 and run Google’s forthcoming Honeycomb version of the Android operating system, is targeted at consumers.
Like other touchscreen tablets, it plays high-definition videos and is designed for Web browsing, games and electronic books.
The 1.7-pound tablet, which uses Nvidia’s Tegra 2 mobile processor, connects to the Internet over Wi-Fi, but has no built-in capability to connect to high-speed mobile phone networks. It features front and rear-facing cameras, and will have access to an applications store.
Toshiba’s tablet will be competitively priced versus the iPad, which starts at $499, although the company declined to be more specific.