Toshiba is jumping into the Android tablet market and is looking to wow the world with its froyo-powered offering. According to leaked information obtained by Notebook Italia, the Toshiba tablet is dropping the SmartPad name and is now rumored to be named the Folio 100, a moniker that is not to be confused with the now defunct Foleo subnotebook from Palm.
One of the standout rumored features of the Toshiba Folio is its Tegra 250 CPU, a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor capable of running up to 1GHz. Similar to the iPad, the Folio is thought to feature a 10-inch, 1024×600 display, 16GB of onboard storage and the common trio of connectivity options including WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, and 3G.
To differentiate its offering from the iPad, the Folio is expected to eature a 1.3MP webcam for video calling and up to 32GB of removable storage. Available ports on the Toshiba tablet may include an HDMI port capable of 1080P output, a USB 2.0 port, and a USB 2.2 mini audio jack. Rounding out the leaked hardware specs are a 1020mAh battery capable of up to 7 hours of mixed usage and dimensions of 281 x 181 x 14mm. Software-wise, the Folio is expected to run the latest version of Android.
The Toshiba tablet is expected to makes it first public appearance at IFA which begins September 3rd in Berlin, Germany. IFA will be a busy week as there will be a cornucopia of Android tablets on display including the Toshiba Folio, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a dual boot tablet from Viewsonic, and several offerings from Archos. Check back next week for our complete coverage as we will be on site and reporting live from Berlin.
[Via Notebook Italia]