Toshiba 10.1" Honeycomb Tablet – Delayed

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I covered this tablet back in April and was impressed enough with what it had to offer. On paper. From that first story: 

Feature highlights:

  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • 10.1-inch LCD @ 1,280—800 resolution
  • LED backlight
  • Tegra 2 (1GHz) CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • HDMI, SD, mini USB, USB
  • Regza Apps Connect
  • 7 hour battery life
Fast forward to today
Ken Chan, Toshiba UK chief of laptops gave news to Reg Hardware that this tablet has been delayed until Q3 this year, though he provided no information as to why the delay. 

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The story speculates about supply issues post-earthquake in Japan and also speculates that perhaps Toshiba is waiting for the quad-core Nvidia chips ta arrive. I assume it could be either, or perhaps it's both. Or maybe Toshiba can see that their specs as published are just a little light.

The device stacks up nicely enough, but at $700 for this delayed Toshiba the Transformer or the Iconia would get my attention before this tablet. Both the ASUS and the Acer offer similar specs to this device, are available now and come in at $399 for the Transformer and $450 for the Iconia.

Maybe there are supply issues for Toshiba, then again, maybe it just needs a redesign.

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Source: Reg Hardware