If you want to get a Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet right now you have some pretty good choices available to you, makers like Acer, ASUS, LG, Motorola and Samsung in select areas have Android 3.0 tablets available. Those makers have some nice devices but a missing feature that they all have is user replaceable batteries, if you want that you will have to wait for the Toshiba Tablet.
Expected sometime around this month the Toshiba Tablet has been coming soon for months now but today new reports indicate the release has been pushed back to late Summer 2011. A rep. from Toshiba in the UK Ken Chan told RegHardware that the Toshiba Tablet, known as Toshiba ANT-100 in product databases for some online retailers, will be coming this Summer but around the end of season.
First unveiled at CES 2011 the Toshiba Tablet had lots of promise with features tablets at the time did not have but the unique features for the tablet have begun to dwindle month by month as more Android 3.0 tablets come to market. At this time the tablet has a full-sized USB port and the easy to remove rechargeable battery going for it over other Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets.
Other features for the Toshiba Tablet are a bit more generic for Android 3.0 devices. The tablet will feature a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) touchscreen, a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2, 1GB of RAM, a 5MP rear facing camera with auto-focus, a 2MP front facing camera, HDMI output, mini-USB and full-sized USB ports, an SD card reader and Wi-FI 802.11n.
With the delay Toshiba could make some changes to those specifications, at this time the cause for the delay hasn’t been made available. By the time that Toshiba launches this tablet the internal hardware components available for tablets could have changed drastically so maybe the delay, if it includes the addition of new and improved features, could be a blessing.