Toshiba diversifying the tablet selection, thin tablet in the pipeline

Toshiba did what many have yet to do in the new tablet market, they launched a tablet with full-sized USB, HDMI and SD card slots. Toshiba did that with the 10.1-inch Toshiba Thrive Android 3.x Honeycomb tablet. However Toshiba is also going to be pursuing the slim and sleek sector of the tablet market, where slim styling is more important than full-sized ports and card slots.

Notebook Italia has the pictures but other than that they’ve got minimal intel on the technical details for this unnamed tablet. They report that Toshiba will be including a microSD card port, mini HDMI port, and micro USB ports with this tablet (the second image above confirms as much), but in the first image above it’s clear to see a front-facing camera is included as well.

The Toshiba camp should be at the forthcoming IFA 2011 event and I would expect them to unveil this new tablet at that time. However just for kicks here is short list of the main things that I would like to see along with what I expect to see included with this tablet:

I would like to see Toshiba announce this tablet as their first NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core tablet, but I expect to see the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chip listed for this tablet.
I would like to see high-quality cameras that don’t just have high megapixel counts, but I expect to see only okay cameras for this tablet (none of the tablets released have had outstanding cameras yet, don’t see how things would change now).
I would like to see more than 1GB of RAM, but I expect that 1GB is all that will be supplied with this tablet (more RAM would improve multi-tasking performance for this tablet, 1GB isn’t enough if you like having a bunch of web pages own and a music app running in the background).


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