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Toshiba's SmartPad gets pictured, possibly due next month
Category : General 24 Aug 2010 11:07 AM | Insider News
First seen last month, more shots of Toshiba's upcoming "SmartPad" tablet have been released, showing an iPad-esque design. While not as aesthetically unique as the dual-screen clamshell Libretto W100, the SmartPad still looks pretty slick. The 10-inch slate uses Nvidia's Tegra 2 SoC, which should pack enough punch to run 3D games and HD video. Nvidia demoed a Tegra-based tablet prototype a few months back and it handled what looked like PS2 quality games with no trouble.
The SmartPad appears to have HDMI and USB ports, two bottom-mounted speakers, a front-facing webcam for video calls, an LED battery life indicator as well as a docking connector. Toshiba hasn't made it clear what operating system the tablet ship with, but most reports online seem to be leaning toward Android. It's believed that the device will officially launch at the IFA 2010 show in Berlin, which runs from September 3 to 8, so the SmartPad's secrets should be exposed by then.