Toshiba Folio 100 Preview
After the deluge of Android smartphones by every major manufacturer like HTC, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson, LG, Acer, etc., now is the time for Android tablets.
The Apple iPad has had a great launch and has validated the market demand for tablets, so now everyone wants to grab a share of the tablet pie. Now, most manufacturers don't have a tablet strategy ready, so they are trying to whip out iPad clones as fast as they can and slap on a custom version of Android on to it, with a custom UI optimized for larger form factors.
Samsung has already announced the Galaxy Tab, a 7 inch tablet powered by Android 2.2 Froyo which will be launched in September. It will undoubtedly be one of the best iPad alternatives in the near future. Besides Samsung, even Toshiba is planning to launch a new tablet called the Toshiba Folio 100. It will run Android 2.2 Froyo too and will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform under the hood.
Despite having a nice design and impressive hardware specifications, the Folio 100 has some glaring drawbacks, like the absence of Android Market.