Toshiba SmartPad to be called Folio 100, run Froyo

Remember that SmartPad from Toshiba that we told you about last week? Well, it’s back, with a new name and some killer specs. Its name is no longer SmartPad, although that name will likely continue on as a hook for other Toshiba tablets, like the Droid line on Verizon. Toshiba is calling this beauty the Folio 100, and judging from the specs and picture above, I’d say we just found our poster tablet to go up against the iPad.

The Folio will run Android 2.2 (Froyo), sport a gorgeous 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600 multitouch widescreen display, 16GB of internal storage, a Tegra 2 processor, a 1.3MP webcam, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, HDMI and USB 2.0 ports, along with an SD card reader (up to 32GB). The Folio also brings a 1020mAh battery that boasts up to 7 hours of battery life with mixed use to the table. I know you’re thinking: “What’s the browser like?” Well, it just so happens that the Folio runs Opera Mobile with Flash 10.1 (yeah, we said Flash 10.1). Other specs include a PDF reader, an eBook reader, and an RSS aggregator.

Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but it’s rumored (and highly likely) that Toshiba will unveil this bad boy at IFA, along with a price tag. This is big news, considering that the Folio’s only real competition at the moment is the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

I don’t know about you, but I know what’s going on my Christmas wish list! Anyone else excited about this tablet?

Source Gizmodo

  • chuckq

    7 hours of mixed use can go fuck itself. beat or at least match ipad’s 10 hours of video – then we’ll talk.

  • Norm

    1020mAh battery? That can’t be right. My EVO is 1500 and it’ll only last about 4 hours in “mixed use”.

  • Rootko

    @chuckq – my words man. I think it’s great to have a super performing device, but what from it, when battery lasts just for few hours?

  • Matthew

    7 hours? Opera mobile? WTF.

  • Jason

    Specs and the tablet look amazing. Plus it is Toshiba which is one of the top ranked labtop makers, but the real question is… will there be android market on it. No tablet is worth buying unless the market is on it.

  • shawn

    I WAS getting excited and thinking “THIS is the tab for me!” UNTIL I read the 1020mAh battery which to me is a HUGE disappointment :/ I don’t see how people expect to compete with the ipad… other than that everything looks great and it’s at least a good step in the right direction 🙂