Toshiba are not returning calls on the launch date for their 10 inch Android Tablet in Australia. However they will be the first vendor to get Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge processors which are set to appear in a new Portege R800 notebook that was shown overnight in Europe. The new chips deliver powerful integrated graphics, which were missing from the Portege R700 predecessors. The notebooks also have a re-engineered airflow cooling system due to the processing power of the new Intel chipset.
The size of the display screen will be lifted to 14- and 15.6-inches for the R800s. The 13-inch model will be available in magnesium alloy and the 14- and 15.6-inch models will come with a high-stiffness resin case.
Launch dates and pricing for the Australian market have not been announced.
As for their Folio tablet which week got some tough competition from the likes of Samsung, HTC and LG it is not known wether the Japanese Company has secured any retailer or carrier deals with two major rewtailers telling ChannelNews that they were waiting for the World Mobile Congress to end before they made a decision on which tablet models to stock.