Toshiba Claims Its Tablet is Superior to Apple’s iPad 2

Toshiba’s yet un-shipped tablet is better than the iPad 2 when it arrives, according to Toshiba Australia’s general manager Rob Wilkinson.

Executives say that the tablet is expected to ship in May, about a month earlier than previously anticipated, and will go on sale through traditional PC channels rather than through carriers. The tablet will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and should be priced competitively against other tablets on the market at approximately $600.

How will the Toshiba tab beat the iPad 2? The company says that the device will be sporting a Tegra 2 dual-core CPU from NVIDIA and will come with more features thanks to the versatility of Google’s mobile OS. The device will also offer more features than the iPad 2, including support for flash, superior cameras (a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera), and more ports including a USB port and memory card support.

However, the device isn’t without fault as Toshiba admitted it is slightly heavier than the thin iPad 2 to Smarthouse: “We believe that our device is superior to the Apple device, it may be a little heavier (773g) but it does have a lot of features that the iPad 2 does not have.”

The nice feature about the Toshiba tablet that I saw at CES is the ability to up-convert video quality to create a richer, more vibrant picture on the 1280 X 800 16:10 aspect ratio display.

Toshiba’s initial tablet foray, however, wasn’t without problems. The Toshiba Folio 100 had suffered from software bugs and a high return rate forcing some retailers to suspend sales of the device temporarily when it debuted late last year.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    If it’s running the same build of Android that the Xoom is running, then good luck to them.

    Heavier than the iPad is a dealbreaker for me: The original iPad was already pretty heavy.

    • Ragava Jayen says

      We do not knowingly have listed the main features of the new tablet. After recently general manager of information systems branch of the Australian Toshiba Rob Wilkinson (Rob Wilkinson) is extremely flattering commented on his new gadget. http://lensfiremobiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/toshiba-tablet-is-compared-with-its.html
      “We believe our superior tablet gadget Apple, – he said, adding that – maybe it’s a little heavier (773 grams), but it has many features that are not available in the iPad 2.

    • Ragava Jayen says

      We do not knowingly have listed the main features of the new tablet. After recently general manager of information systems branch of the Australian Toshiba Rob Wilkinson (Rob Wilkinson) is extremely flattering commented on his new gadget.
      “We believe our superior tablet gadget Apple, – he said, adding that – maybe it’s a little heavier (773 grams), but it has many features that are not available in the iPad 2.

      • Anonymous says

        Yeah, but when the OS sucks, it doesn’t matter how great the tablet is. Android is awful, beit Froyo or Honeycomb. MAYBE with a custom UI but in its own, lost cause.

  2. LeMel says

    “We believe that our device is superior to the Apple device”

    Shareholdurz want marketplace’s judgement not yr enjuneers k thx bai.

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