Name, price for Toshiba’s first tablet computer announced

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All Japan newsese electronic maker Toshiba will launch its first tablet computer in late June, first in All Japan news and then in global markets, according to a company announcement.

The tablet was first previewed in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Now it has a name and a price. The tablet will be called Regza AT300 and it will cost about ¥60,000 in All Japan news. You can watch a video presentation of the new tablet on YouTube.

Toshiba is trying to grab a 10 percent share of the global tablet market by 2013, according to the president of the company’s digital products and services unit Masaaki Oosumi, quoted by PC World. The company has a rich history on the laptop market, so this new entry is likely to have an impact on the other tablet producers.

The new tablet, which is using the same brand as Toshiba’s flat screen TVs, runs the Android 3.0 operating system. It has a 10.1-inch screen with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. It comes with two cameras – a front-facing 2 megapixel and a rear-facing 5 megapixel.

The tablet has a 1GB RAM running memory and 16GB of internal storage space. It’s only Internet connectivity is the Wi-Fi (and Bluetooth), so for this reason some technology bloggers think the selling price could seem too high to some users.

Other competitors who recently announced tablet computers are NEC and Sharp, with Sony also working to develop a similar product later this year. [PC World, AndroidOS.in]

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