Toshiba Folio 100 Android Tablet
The number of Android tablets are growing more than ever. We just saw the Dell Streak 7 WiFi for $379 on Amazon. What is new now is the Toshiba’s 10.1-inch Android tablet. Toshiba has announced its Folio 100 tablet officially on 2nd September 2010. Folio 100 is a 10.1-inch tabletrunning Android 2.2 Froyo. It’s a interesting device and the specs sounds great. First of all it runs a Nvidia Tegra 2 System On Chip (SOC). Nvidia Tegra2 – enough said. I’ve been looking for an android device with this. Anyone with a Zune HD player will know how the Tegra chip can perform.
Other Goodies include a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen running at 1024 x 600. Memory is 16 GB internal storage but can be expanded to 32 GB through SD card. Toshiba Foilo 100 sports Adobe Flash 10.1 to provide you a complete web experience. The Folio 100 has got a 1.3 MP frontside web camera and connectivity incuides mini-HDMI, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 but no 3G support so far. For those who are not happy with the Samsung Galaxy Tab being a 3G only, the Folio 100 will be Wi-Fi first, with 3G coming in 2011. Toshiba Folio 100 comes pre installed with applications like Opera Mobile Browser, Toshiba Media Player, Fring, Evernote and Docs to Go. Price is $540 for the WiFi version.
Toshiba has claimed battery life of seven hours against the iPad at ten hours. Toshiba Folio 100 ships with 10.8V, 23 WattHour Li-ion batteries. Because of the powerful Nvidia Tegra 2 graphics chip, Toshiba Folio 100 can chew up 720P and 1080P HD Videos. But the downside is as a result, Toshiba Folio 100 got a total battery life of 4 hours and 3 minutes. If only for web browsing, then its life can be over 7 hours, and standby time of system can achieve more than a week.