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Toshiba’s New Tegra 2 Dual-Core Android Tablet Specs Released

March 20, 2011 - Written By Jordan Yost

Toshiba has made some bold claims about it’s yet to be released tablet being better than the iPad2. The price range is supposed to be comparable to the iPad2, which is a must if it hopes to be a direct competitor, and both have several similar features including:

  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • Multi-touch screens
  • Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Seems like these features are shared amongst most modern tablets though, so what about the differences?

  • 10.1 in screen (Toshiba) vs 9.7 in screen (iPad2)
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor (Toshiba) vs 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 processor (iPad2)
  • Flash capability (Toshiba) vs No Flash (iPad2)
  • SD card slot, HDMI port, USB 2.0 port, miniUSB port (Toshiba) vs Dock connectivity (iPad2)
  • 1280 x 800 pixel resolution (Toshiba) vs 1024 x 768 pixel resolution (iPad2)

 

Looks like Toshiba has a shot at competing directly with the fast paced iPad2. Two key questions that still remain for Toshiba are: battery life and price. If either of those compares to Apple’s low power consuming, reasonably priced tablet then we could finally have an Android tablet worth buying.

What are your thoughts on the latest “iPad killer?” Any readers out there more impressed by the Xoom or other Android tablets available now?