Fresh off one of the most epic fails in Android tablet history, the Toshiba Folio, Tohsiba is coming out guns a blazing with their new 10″ tablet. We saw a production sample of the tablet at CES earlier this month which was running Froyo, although the Toshiba rep insisted it would release with Honeycomb.
It hasn’t even been a year since we sat in a standing room only press conference in Berlin at IFA when Toshiba unveiled their new Folio Tablet. The 10″ bucket of bolts Android device was released and then recalled in the UK before Thanksgiving. In fact while at CES the Toshiba reps were very careful to remind every member of the media that the new Toshiba tablet was not the follow up to the Failio and in fact a whole different machine.
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Toshiba has set up a teaser website to promote the next part of their Android tablet saga. The site directly targets Apple and the iPad and of course the iPad’s lack of Adobe Flash. When you go to the teaser site with an iOS device you see the message in the picture above.. Nice right… It’s a great effort to target Apple and the tablet does look a bit more impressive than the Folio did. The display, borrowed from their television technology, is sharp and the variety of colors and user serviceable battery are both big pluses however a big minus, we are looking at April at the earliest this tablet will be released.
Between now and then we are expecting a tablet from HTC, the Motorola Xoom, the first of the Acer Tablets, the RIM Playbook and possibly the iPad 2.
With the contribution that Toshiba gave to the laptop industry we are hoping that this new tabet is a turnaround and sweeps the Folio under the rug. In that case, this teaser site is well worth it.