only .03 thinner then the Asus Prime @ .33 Whooooopie.........dual core and Honeycomb 3.2 Then there is the price:
Asus Prime 32gig/64 Prime $499.99/$599.99
Toshiba 16gig/32gig $529.99/$599.99
,,,,,, it still a Fail.........!
[citation][nom]cknobman[/nom]Fracking morons.Old processor, old version of OS, and an insanely high price.Wont sell well and deserves to fail.And the geniuses in charge wonder why Android tables dont sell well. LOL[/citation]
Yep, @ the $599 price, this thing should have apples new display 2560x1600 or what ever it is, a Quad Core processor and at least 2gb of ddr and 64gb of internal memory with 2 SD card slots.
iPad competition does not have the purchasing power of Apple to keep prices of material down through huge bulk orders. Smaller tablet companies simply cannot add all of the latest and greatest tech into their products without charging an arm and a leg in order to make a profit. So instead these smaller tablet companies use mid level tech and try to make it unique in order to stand out and in this case with Toshiba (World's thinnest tablet). If Apple was a small tablet company the entry level iPad would cost $799 in order to make a profit.
Also Toshiba most likely went with Honeycomb because the licensing is cheaper thus more profit.
[citation][nom]techcurious[/nom]ummm.. correct me if I'm wrong.. but isn't Android free?[/citation]
Free yes, unless you're one of the companies that bend to the royalties Microsoft is claiming you owe them for using android. Either way, if you count the royalties microsoft collects as "licensing fees" there is not cost difference between chosing which version of android. The reason was probably out of cutting cost for development of the OS. They know Honeycomb well enough, and probably won't update the device to ICS unless they get enough sales to warrant throwing money at workers to develop/optimize it for their tablet.
Now give us a tablet that's more damage resistant and has a glass screen that doesn't completely shatter if we accidentally dropped it from our sitting position. And no, I will not buy insurance because it's inconvenient sending it to a repair and waiting for it to be sent back to you.