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Toshiba's Folio 100

BERLIN--Toshiba debuted its Folio 100 tablet here at the IFA electronics show. The tablet has a 10.1-inch multitouch screen and comes with or without 3G wireless network support.

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Toshiba Folio 100 profile

The Folio is slim, with a depth of 14mm.

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Android interface on Toshiba Folio 100

The Android interface is mostly intact on the Toshiba Folio 100. Here, testers have left duplicate clocks and music-player widgets; across the bottom are applications that can be launched.

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Toshiba Market Place on a Folio 100

Toshiba Place service comes with a Market Place component for buying movies, music, books, news, and applications. This component, though, is used to publish content to specific Web sites.

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Android icons on a Folio 100

Android phone users will be familiar with the application icons on the Toshiba Folio 100.

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Toshiba Folio 100 with Opera

Android comes with its own browser, but Toshiba installs Opera Mobile onto the Folio 100.

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Toshiba AC100

The Toshiba AC100 Netbook, like the Folio 100, features a 10.1-inch screen, but it's got a keyboard, too, and the display isn't a touch screen.

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Slender Toshiba AC100

The AC100 is a slim package. It uses an Nvidia Tegra 250 Mobile Processor, an ARM-based model running at 1GHz.

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Android 2.1 in the Toshiba AC100

The Folio 100 uses Android 2.2, aka Froyo, but the AC100 uses the somewhat more limited Android 2.1, aka Eclair.

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Rendering difficulty

The Toshiba AC100 comes with an e-book reader app, but at least on this model it didn't handle landscape orientation well.

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Google Maps on Toshiba AC100

The Android browser in the Toshiba AC100 can be used for a variety of tasks, but those accustomed to PC browsers will have to learn a different interface.

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