Toshiba’s Android tablet that we first heard about last week is shaping up to be one of the best devices in the category, at least going off of a new set of specs we are hearing today. What we were calling the SmartPad now carries the branding Folio 100, and packs enough power to easily place it amongst the top of the tablet pack. The device is said to run Android 2.2, and feature a 10.1-inch, 1024×600 widescreen display. 16GB of internal storage and the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor lie within the belly of the beast. That is the same Tegra 2 we just saw score well and above the average Android in benchmark tests running within a Toshiba netbook.
You get a 1.3MP web camera for chatting and video conferencing, HDMI, USB 2.0 standard and 2.0 mini audio jack connectivity, and Opera Mobile pre-installed running Flash 10.1. A 1020mAh battery provides up to 7 hours of mixed use life.
It looks like the tablet market is making a complete U-turn from low-end garbage running outdated versions of Android to a (seeming) abundance of quality products, at least in terms of leaked and rumored specs.