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Toshiba ready to launch smartbooks by end of August, Lenovo by year-end

Posted on Tuesday, June 29 2010 @ 21:52:59 CEST by

DigiTimes reports Toshiba plans to introduce a smartbook by the end of August, while Lenovo is expected to follow by the end of the year. Both devices will feature the Android operating system, Toshiba has opted for the NVIDIA Tegra 250 SoC, while Lenovo will go with a Qualcomm processor.
Toshiba will launch a smartbook under its Dynabook line, featuring Nvidia's Tegra 250 processor, Google's Android operating system and a 10.1-inch display. The device will initially launch in Japan and gradually spread to Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.

In addition, Toshiba is preparing two ARM-based tablet PCs for the end of 2010, which the company has outsourced to Pegatron Technology.

Although Lenovo has already revealed its two smartbooks, the Skylight and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, the company recently decided to upgrade their specifications from Qualcomm's single-core 1GHz processor to Qualcomm's new dual-core 1.5GHz processors such as MSM8260, MSM8660 and QSD8672, while also switching the operating system to Android, and so will delay the official launch until the end of the year.



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