Toshiba plans to bring 13.3-inch tablet to U.S. market

Toshiba said today that it will market a 13.3-inch tablet in the U.S. market later this year.

Toshiba's 13.3-inch tablet is coming to the U.S. market.
Toshiba's 13.3-inch tablet is coming to the U.S. market. Brooke Crothers/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Get ready for jumbo tablets. Toshiba plans to bring a 13.3-inch tablet to the U.S. market later this year.

The oversize device--by tablet standards--will likely first emerge in Japan, where it can double, because of its screen size, as a portable TV in the home, a Toshiba representative on the CES show floor told CNET.

The target market for the U.S. would be customers looking for a larger tablet, according to the representative. Though he wasn't more specific, there was a demo screen (see photo below) showing a home automation control interface.

Toshiba is not revealing timing or pricing at this time.

Toshiba 13.3-inch tablet. Brooke Crothers/CNET
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Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.

 

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