Toshiba's "World's Thinnest" Tablet Arrives in March

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the_crippler

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I still have trouble getting around the fact that tablets cost as much as some laptops. I realize that you're swapping power for portability, but it's still a large hurdle to get over for me.


This one is pretty slick, though...
 

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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
 

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...which will be upgraded to Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" this spring.
This should have released with ICS. There's honestly no excuse for brand new devices to debut with an old OS.
 

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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.........!
 

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[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.

I guess this one is off the list.
 

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No point in making things super thin for me, as soon as I added a leather case to my iPad 2, weight and thickness went out the window. It's now much heavier, but at least it's safer.
 

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Yet another over-priced device, and Samsung wonders why their tablet division is not doing well. Too many products, too high a price.
 

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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.
 

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[citation][nom]robochump[/nom]Also Toshiba most likely went with Honeycomb because the licensing is cheaper thus more profit.[/citation]
ummm.. correct me if I'm wrong.. but isn't Android free?
 

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[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.
 

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How nice of it to be thin and light.

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.
 

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Unlike you I live in a time that isn't limited, the latest models are paper thin and use no batteries or require any storage.
 

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Free yes, unless you're one of the companies that bend to the royalties Microsoft is claiming you owe them for using android.
Ummm could you clarify this? Why would Microsoft charge royalties to tablet makers for using Android?
 
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