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
- 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.