Toshiba SmartPad(Andriod Tablet) Will Launch Soon : Toshiba is rumored to show off a new tablet dubbed SmartPad at the IFA 2010 convention at Berlin, Germany. Italian blog Netbook Italia was lucky enough to stumble upon some original images of the upcoming Toshiba SmartPad tablet. This new SmartPad is rumored to have 10-inch touchscreen display and will house Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC platform debuted earlier this year at CES 2010.
At first glance the SmartPad looks just like any other tablet though closer inspection reveals a front facing camera and on the right a series of four navigation buttons which seem suited to the Android operating system. On the side there are two USB slots, one for a regular sized USB and the other one for a mini USB, and at the bottom there are two speakers. The pictures also show a port for HDMI output. It does bear a striking resemblance to the iPad, but then so do most other rumoured tablets at the moment.
The Toshiba SmartPad will reportedly run Google’s Android operating system(It is rumoured that the tablet will run on Android 3.0 or ‘Gingerbread’, an as-yet-unreleased version of Google’s mobile operating system.), rather than a version of Microsoft’s Windows as first rumoured, and the tablet will come with HDMI, memory card reader and USB ports and possibly a front facing VGA camera for video conferencing.
The images indicate four touch buttons on the front panel with VGA camera on the top for video conferencing. The side rim on the tablet reminds of the iPad’s design. At the bottom are two speakers.
Since the IFA 2010 is scheduled next Monday, September 3 onwards, we can expect to see this tablet hit stores by end of October or a bit later.