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    Toshiba Smart Pad Tablet Coming to Form

    Toshiba Smart Pad Tablet Coming to Form

    A few months ago, Toshiba talked about an upcoming tablet, the Smart Pad. Toshiba Australia’s Managing Director Mark Whittard showed off the device this week and gave journalists a couple details about it. The upcoming Smart Pad will sport an HDMI output and USB support, ports which are missing from Toshiba’s primary competitor, the iPad.   The jury is still out whether it will run Windows 7 or Android, but that answer should come soon considering the Smart Pad is expected to arrive by October.

    One other detail Whittard suggested was the inclusion of a digitizer that could support multitouch. Toshiba’s SmartPad is still a work in progress, added Whittard:


    “This prototype has an HDMI slot; does that make sense? I think so. If you’re using it as a browsing tool for content sometimes you will want to connect it to your telly. Do you put in USB? I think so”

    Published on  August 2, 2010

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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