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    Officially, the Toshiba Folio 100

    Officially, the Toshiba Folio 100

    The Toshiba Folio 100 is Toshiba’s first Android tablet, with Android 2.2 OS and Flash 10.1 support. It also packs a 1024 x 600 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, 1.7 pound weight, 16GB of storage, SD card expansion, HDMI out, 802.11n WiFi, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. Unfortunately, plans for a US release are unknown, but it’s hitting Europe, Africa, and the Middle East now for €399, or around $615 US.

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    Here’s the release…

    Toshiba introduces its first Android based tablet computer

    FOLIO 100 media tablet offers rich multimedia experience including Flash 10.1 support and features WLAN and Bluetooth
    Neuss, Germany, 2nd September 2010 – Toshiba Europe GmbH today introduced its new media tablet FOLIO 100. The 25.7cm / 10.1” personal media tablet is targeted at people looking for a 100% portable and versatile device that is always at hand for making the most of their digital life. The FOLIO 100 comes with a wide selection of apps and services dedicated to media consumption, web browsing and social networking, and offers a rich multimedia experience. Easy and enjoyable to use, the FOLIO 100 has a highly intuitive graphical interface developed by Toshiba to run on top of Android 2.2 (Froyo). The FOLIO 100 will be available during the fourth quarter of 2010 throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

    Enjoy your digital life with your personal media tablet
    “Our FOLIO 100 media tablet offers a seamless, easy-to-use experience across entertainment, social networking and mobile internet – anytime and anywhere”, said Marco Perino, General Manager Digital Life Products and Services. Offering a wide range of connectivity options, the FOLIO 100 is equipped with an SD card slot, an HDMI® connector, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®, while a Mobile Broadband (3G) ready version will follow soon.

    Versatile multi-talent with a selection of useful applications
    The FOLIO 100 ships with a wide selection of applications pre- installed: amongst them Opera Mobile (web browser), FBReader (e- book reader), Document To Go® (office suite), Evernote® (notes), Adobe® Flash 10.1 and Fring®, an app that in combination with the embedded webcam allows video calls with friends and family.

    Let the music play… – downloads from Toshiba Market Place
    The media tablet also features Toshiba Market Place, a service that offers easy access to various download choices for multimedia content, services and apps. Music Place, powered by 7Digital offers easy access to one of the widest catalogues of music and allows easy syncing to a choice of devices. Radio Place gives access to a wide selection of IP radio services. Through the App Place, users are able to download applications compatible to the Folio 100.

    A powerful personal device with endurance
    Although it is only 14mm slim and weighs only 760g, the FOLIO 100 still packs a powerful Nvidia® TegraTM 2 processor that offers a perfect balance between high performance and low battery consumption. A battery life of up to seven hours1 lets the tablet work for almost a full working day without the need of a power outlet. The instant-on functionality lets the tablet be operational within less than 30 seconds. A 16GB on-board storage hosts music, videos, photos, e- mails and other data and is even expandable via SD card.

    Developer portal provides support for app optimisation
    “We encourage users and developers to join our Folio 100 eco system to create and offer apps, games and other content for FOLIO 100″, said Marco Perino. Toshiba already established a one-stop destination (www.toshibatouch.eu) for developers where they can get support to optimise their apps for the FOLIO100. “We also invite users to participate in the FOLIO community by suggesting ideas to developers to pursue,” said Marco Perino.

    Facts & Figures*
    CPU: Nvidia Tegra 2
    25.7cm (10.1”) capacitive multitouch display with 1,024 x 600 pixels
    On-board
    ·Based on Android 2.2  storage capacity: 16 GB
    Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, WLAN (802.11 b/g/n), Mobile Broadband (soon available in certain models and countries)
    DLNA® compatible
    1xminiHDMI®,1xUSB 2.0 (client and hub), SD/MMC Card Reader
    Supports Adobe® Flash 10.1
    Rotation of displayed content on the screen by accelerometer
    Webcam with 1.3 MPixel
    Battery life: 7 hours (65% web browsing, 10% video playback, 25% standby)
    Weight: 760g
    Size: 281mm x 181mm x 14mm
    Software (excerpt): Opera Mobile, Toshiba Media Player, FBReader, Fring, Document to Go, Evernote
    * depending on configuration and local availability

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