Toshiba showcases the Folio 100 at the IFA show in Berlin, this is an upcoming 10.1" tablet with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 SoC and the Android 2.2 operating system. The device has a 1024 x 600 pixels resolution and features 16GB internal storage capacity, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Mobile Broadband (available Q1 2011), DLNA compatibility, Flash Player 10.1, 1.3MP webcam, SD/MMC card reader, an accelerometer, one USB 2.0 port, and one mini HDMI port. The Folio 100 measures 281mm x 181mm x 14mm and weighs 760g. Toshiba claims it can achieve a battery life of up to 7 hours with 65% web browsing, 10% video playback and 25% standby time.
A WiFi-only version is expected in November for 429EUR while a 3G edition is expected to follow in Q1 2011 for 529EUR.
London, UK, 2nd September 2010 – Toshiba UK today announces the launch of the
Toshiba FOLIO 100 – a premium 25.7cm (10.1”) tablet device designed to offer a portable
and versatile way to enjoy digital and web-based content.
Fast, easy and enjoyable to use, the Toshiba FOLIO 100 offers a rich multimedia
experience, with a highly intuitive touchscreen interface designed to run on top of the
Android 2.2 (Froyo) platform. Toshiba FOLIO 100 features a wide range of connectivity
options to offer outstanding flexibility, with an SD card slot, HDMI connector, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth all included as standard, while the integrated 1.3MP front-facing webcam also
makes video-chat simple. A Mobile Broadband model with 3G support will also be launched
later in the year, providing on-demand access to the web, regardless of location.
The 25.7cm (10.1”) capacitive touchscreen makes navigation quick and easy, offering multi-
touch control that enables users to zoom, pinch and swipe their way through menus,
documents and applications. The device also offers full compatibility with Adobe Flash
Player 10.1, providing a rich and unhindered experience when browsing Flash-based
websites and during playback of Flash-encoded multimedia content.
Premium design, extensive connectivity
Only 14mm thick and weighing just 760g, the Toshiba FOLIO 100 features a powerful
NVIDIA® Tegra 2 processor, providing a perfect balance between high performance and
efficient battery consumption. Up to seven hours
of battery life enables users to enjoy a full
day’s use on a single charge, and instant-on functionality ensures the device is operational
within less than 30 seconds of being switched on. Each model offers 16GB of on-board
storage for music, videos, and photos, with storage easily expandable thanks to support for
SDHC memory cards up to 32GB.
The Toshiba FOLIO 100’s easy-to-navigate interface makes it simple for users to enjoy
content, access social networks or play back multimedia, with the minimum of fuss. The
popular Android platform offers a swift, easy-to-use operating system familiar to many, with
Toshiba’s elegant software taking advantage of Android’s simplicity to allow effortless
HD video support with optional docking
Designed to offer a rich and versatile experience, the Toshiba FOLIO 100 provides vivid on-
screen video, as well as additional support for the external playback of high definition (HD)
video on HD ready TV screens. The integrated card reader offers great versatility to load
content without occupying internal memory, and the integrated mini HDMI port enables users
to view their HD movie content on their TV sets. DLNA support allows users to stream
music, video and images between devices around the home, and an optional HDMI-dock
also comes complete with a remote control, allowing the Toshiba FOLIO 100 to be used at
the centre of the living room as a fully functional home entertainment device.
The Toshiba FOLIO 100 ships with pre-installed applications, allowing users to work, shop,
network and browse the web with complete simplicity. An Opera Mobile web browser,
FBReader e-book reader, Document To Go® office suite and Evernote® are all included as
standard. Video calls are supported also by Fring® - an application that uses the embedded
1.3MP front-facing webcam to allow users to communicate with friends and family.