Monday, August 30th 2010

Toshiba SmartPad Officially Named Folio 100

Toshiba has decided to name its tablet which has come to be known as "SmartPad" officially as Folio 100. The Folio 100 is Toshiba's tablet device that's based on NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor, running Android 2.2 operating system. Also revealed are its final hardware specifications, which include 10.1" touchscreen with 1024x600 pixels resolution, 2W internal speakers, 16 GB storage, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, USB 2.0 standard and mini ports (one each), SD/MMC card slot, Opera Mobile web-browser with Adobe Flash 10.1 support, 1.3 MP webcam, and 7 hours battery life on a full-charge. Toshiba will officially announce Folio 100 at the IFA event.

Source: Notebook Italia
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9 Comments on Toshiba SmartPad Officially Named Folio 100

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btarunr
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by: my_name_is_earl
Hmmm, hope it has an Android market.
Ofc Android marketplace is there.
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#3
snoro
atlast a good android tablet that has everything you could need on a tablet with tegra 2. Just a need a good note taking apps and you got the perfect tablet pc for uni.
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#4
human_error
by: btarunr
Ofc Android marketplace is there.
Google have yet to alter their TOS for deploying android - if it aint a phone, it aint allowed on the marketplace. They are going to be removing that restriction with gingerbread though (which makes me wonder why deploy with froyo when gingerbread isnt too far away now).

All the tablets running android at the moment use a "market" app which points to the manufacturers' servers which tend to host a few popular, free apps but that's all they provide.
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mdm-adph
by: my_name_is_earl
Hmmm, hope it has an Android market.
by: btarunr
Ofc Android marketplace is there.
With a 1024x600 resolution, the Market isn't going to be much use -- 854x480 is the current highest supported resolution for Android.

Toshiba's 7-inch tablet is far better -- with its 800x480 resolution, all your usual apps should work without modification.

by: human_error
Google have yet to alter their TOS for deploying android - if it aint a phone, it aint allowed on the marketplace. They are going to be removing that restriction with gingerbread though (which makes me wonder why deploy with froyo when gingerbread isnt too far away now).

All the tablets running android at the moment use a "market" app which points to the manufacturers' servers which tend to host a few popular, free apps but that's all they provide.
If the resolution is supported, there shouldn't be any necessary prohibition against tablets running Android from using the same Marketplace. Apple does the same with its App Store.
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#6
AthlonX2
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cant wit for someone to root this device and overclock tegra :)
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#7
my_name_is_earl
Well, I don't mind a small windows of the apps if it doesn't have a high res counterpart. Just make the background transparent color instead of black solid color of nothingness. Also, I think they should installed small version of Swype keyboard for easy swyping. I'm having a hard time between this or the Samsung Gala S tablet. They both look equally amazing. This is going to be a very exciting holiday season.
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Phxprovost
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by: my_name_is_earl
Hmmm, hope it has an Android market.
same thing i was thinking
Opera Mobile web-browser with Adobe Flash 10.1 support
Thats nice but for some reason i don't like the mobile version of opera, it seems that the default browsers on android handsets always seem to be better then opera for some reason
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mdm-adph
by: my_name_is_earl
Well, I don't mind a small windows of the apps if it doesn't have a high res counterpart. Just make the background transparent color instead of black solid color of nothingness. Also, I think they should installed small version of Swype keyboard for easy swyping. I'm having a hard time between this or the Samsung Gala S tablet. They both look equally amazing. This is going to be a very exciting holiday season.
How do you make a LCD background "transparent?" :P

But -- Android apps, as far as I know it, don't have the "different screen size problem" that's inherent in iPhone/iPad apps -- Android apps are built from the ground-up to support multiple resolutions, and usually always have. As soon as the SDK starts supporting this tablet's resolution, the same will apply.
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