Toshiba SmartPad's Specs Leak, Runs Android 2.2 And Is Supposedly Called The Folio 100

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What we once knew as the Toshiba SmartPad will now be known as the Toshiba Folio 100. Along with the name change, specs for the Folio 100 have leaked and it's supposed to run Android 2.2.

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According to Notebook Italia, the Folio 100 will have:

OS: Android 2.2
Processor: Nvidia Tegra 2
Display: multitouch display 10.1 "widescreen WSVGA (1024x600pixel)
Audio: 2 stereo speakers and microphone 0.5 W
Storage: 16GB internal memory
Networking: 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G
Ports: HDMI, USB 2.0 standard, USB 2.0 mini audio jack
Card reader: SD (up to 32GB) MMC
Battery: 1020mAh, 3.7V, 22600mWh. Up to 7 hours of life with mixed use
Internet: Opera Mobile Browser with Flash 1.10
Productivity suite of office applications, PDF reader, ebook reader and RSS aggregator
Multimedia: 1.3 MP Webcam
Dimensions: 281 x 181 x 14mm
Weight: 760gr
Accessories: IR transmitter and housing

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All of which should add up to a solid tablet with a rather unfortunate (or at least unlucky) name. Also, for some reason Toshiba is looking to add its own app store to complement the Android Market. As for the SmartPad name (which I guess wasn't that great to begin with), it seems it will live on as a hook all term for future tablet-style Toshiba devices.
[Notebook Italia via Electronista]

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DISCUSSION

....I hope they price it right.....

I have said (ranted) on this before. The upcoming onslaught of tablets is headed for one thing: A price war. So far, nearly all the major contenders are pricing their new tablets above the price of the iPad.

Which to me is about like pricing a Ford Focus above the price of the Ford Mustang.

It makes NO sense. Going by what is hitting the streets rumor wise, a lot of these things are going to be selling in the Holiday season. Or in my opinion, lowering prices in the Holiday season.

Let's say I am in Best Buy. (I never will be, but humor me) I can get the HP doodad for $799, or the Apple iPad for around $600 with 3G.

Now I am not a fan of Apple products, but knowing their track record, what am I, Joe Consumer, going to do? Apple baby all day, every day.

Now, let's say I am at Best Buy (see above)

I can get the HP doodad at $499 (minimum iPad price) or below.

Now there is some competition.

You know who will win this war? The manufacturers who price competitevely or below Apple with decent specs that hook Joe Consumer.

Anyone above an Apple iPad price....good luck.

Caveats: I am NOT an Apple fan.

I am not a Dell, HP, Lenova fan boy. I am a consumer. Price sells. As far as I am concerned, as Joe Consumer, Apple is known for solid products. Windows has bugs. (I am talking perception here)

Price your doodad $100 or so below the iPad. Anything less, and I am looking at the solid performance if Apple products instead.