Toshiba Folio 100: Hands-On Review and Specs

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If you are looking for an alternative to Apple’s iPad you may want to check out the Toshiba Folio 100, this tablet recently showed up at IFA 2010 and in my opinion it is pretty impressive.

The Folio 100 features a 10.1 inch display which supports a resolution of 1024 x 600, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, an SD memory card slot, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, USB port (which can charge devices), HDMI-out, Bluetooth 2.1, a SIM card slot for 3G network access, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a miniUSB port and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.

It runs a customized version of Android 2.2 as standard, however there is one major problem, there is no access to the Android Market, Toshiba say it is due to the screen size and resolution, this has to be a big con for any prospective buyer.

You can see a hands-on review of the Folio 100 embedded below, the build quality looks great in my opinion, however software wise it is evident that it is not yet ready for release, I’m sure that software updates will make using this tablet a very enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

What would you buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab or the Toshiba Folio 100?

Source: IntoMobile

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  • http://twitter.com/velkrosmaak @velkrosmaak

    What? So, it's a tablet, running 2.2 – Nice. But you can't get any frigging apps because you can't get on the market? Up until that point THIS was the thing I was going to ask for for Christmas! Not any more buddy.

    • Jamie Pert

      Yeh perhaps it is because the Android Apps won’t run at a resolution of 1024 x 600

  • tof

    If you write apps according the guidelines of Google they scale nicely even to 1024×600.
    I just installed my app (Office Calculator) at the IFA in Berlin on a device and it worked perfectly.

  • Bob

    I am just an average consumer who knows nothing about android. I want something that
    will dazzle me but not have to learn how "to make it work". You want these things to sell, then make it completely user friendly first otherwise all you competitors are just going to step all over each other trying to make the smartest device ever created. I need to know how it will make my life better not how to make it function at its best capability because I really don't need it if it seems to be a big headache and a waste of time. Enough of the "dazzle me with its prospective capabilities bs". My time is more valuable.

  • Javier

    That's so true. Why would I buy something I will have to learn how to develop right out of the box?…
    It's just crap!!!…
    I better invest my time and all the stuff I will have to learn, buildng my own!
    Thanks for nothing TOSHIBA & SAMSUNG!