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Last Updated: April 16th, 2011

Aren't excited enough for CES yet? Toshiba might have just what's necessary to get your saliva going - namely, a Tegra 2-powered Honeycomb tablet.

The specs are really the most impressive part of this story, so let's get right to them:

  • 10.1-inch capacitive 1280x800 display
  • "Adaptive Display" technology, aka an ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing
  • USB, miniUSB, and HDMI ports
  • SD card slot
  • 1.7 pounds in weight; 0.6 inches in thickness

Unfortunately, its name is still a mystery - hopefully, this will be resolved at CES.

Engadget had the chance to play with a prototype of it a few weeks ago, though the unit on hand was non-functional and therefore couldn't be turned on. Regardless, they were able to confirm that the build quality was solid, though the tablet was still very portable.

Pricing is said to be "competitive," and even the release date looks promising - Toshiba claims the device will be on the market before the first half of 2011 is over. Provided Toshiba doesn't pull a Notion Ink here and delay the product until next year, the company might have a real chance of becoming a competitor in the increasingly crowded Android tablet space - suddenly, the Droid XOOM doesn't seem to be in a class of its own.

via Engadget

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • froyo

    8 hours battery and $350, I'm buying it.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com Jakub Glodek

    Looks exactly like a Viewsonic G Tablet. Probably from the same factory.

  • SiliconAddict

    PLEASE have a carrier free, WIFI only version.

  • Stevu

    "pull a notion ink?"...my aren't you snarky... I'm glad you were so impressed with a tablet that "couldn't be turned on." Generally I prefer my hands-on reviews to be of tablets that can actually do something...like, for example, turn on. But, perhaps that is just me. :)

    • sriki

      Lol'd. I approve this fair comment.....

  • chumkeymunkey

    How do you play with a prototype that is not functional (can't even be turned on for crissakes) ? Did you guys just use it as a doorstop ?

    Basically you got a press release and threw it up here ..

  • http://www.zorromall.com/ annasui

    I bought a teclast P98 from http://www.androidzorro.com,7000 MAh battery,work time up to 7-8 hours,quad core,HDMI,2G RAM,16G ROM, and the most important is the price!! It just cost me $246 with shipping cost,I enjoyed it.