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