Toshiba home tablet devices to be available late 2010 or early 2011

March 10, 2010, By Thomas Antony

Toshiba has announced that it is developing tablets of its own in the same category that has been established by the iPad. This is not surprising considering that after Apple’s iPad announcement, every gadget company out there  want to bring out tablet devices to get a piece of thepie. Now ARM is also announcing that they are expecting upto 50 tablets based on their processors this year alone. Toshiba’s US notebook lead, Jeff Barney indicates they would have a line of devices to be ready later this year or in early 2011.

Toshiba has already been into the tablet device market, since they launched the Journe Touch in Europe last year. But it is highly unlikely that the device being proposed will be anything similar to that. It will most likely be a mobile Internet device with a custom, fully-contained version of Windows CE that doesn’t allow third-party apps. While it is not certain what OS they will actually be using, Toshiba has long been fond of Microsoft and since Windows 7 would require bulkier x86 processors, they are very likely to go with Windows CE.

Via Electronista

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