With Toshiba launching dozens of new notebooks for the consumer and business spaces for virtually any kind of user, along with new TVs, HD camcorders, a “cloud companion” PC and the book like dual-screen Libretto, the announcement that Toshiba would be launching its own slate with either the Android OS installed, Windows 7 or potentially even both this October arguably stole the show!
From LinuxBSDos.com.First came the Slate 7, HP’s Android-powered tablet computer. Now HP is about to release a 21.5 inch sibling – the Slate 21. This was what I hoped that HP will do with webOS, but that hope died when HP abandoned webOS in favor of Android.
From LinuxBSDos.com.In less than two months, April (2013) to be exact, you will be able to buy a Slate 7 Android tablet from HP for $169 USD.
Announced at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, the Slate 7 Android tablet is HP’s first consumer-level tablet device since the failed webOS-powered Touchpad.
Toshiba announced a trio of new tablet devices including a new 7-inch Android tablet. The Toshiba Excite Go does come with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, so buyers will get a good modern version of Android even if the hardware is a bit behind the curve. Onboard storage is only 16GB, but Toshiba has provided a microSD slot that can handle up to 128GB of additional storage space.
Although Toshiba has made various types of “tablet” computer for years, it has finally release a pure “slate” version of a Windows 7 tablet, and as you’d expect, it’s ready for Windows 8, with the only question being how powerful it is given it’s powered by an Atom processor.