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Toshiba: Our Android tablet 'superior' to iPad 2

Fighting words! Toshiba's Rob Wilkinson tells Aussie site that the company's upcoming device has "a lot of features that the iPad 2 does not have."

Toshiba Honeycomb tablet
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave rivals a verbal bashing at the iPad 2 launch earlier this month, but now they're starting to hit back. Toshiba has put its head above the parapet, with one of its Australian execs promising that its upcoming Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet will be superior to the new iPad.

Here's the exact quote from Toshiba's Rob Wilkinson on Aussie site Smarthouse: "We are confident that we can match Apple pricing for their new iPad 2 while delivering a device that is richer in features," he says. "We believe that our device is superior to the Apple device, it may be a little heavier (773g) but it does have a lot of features that the iPad 2 does not have."

That's fighting talk! Toshiba is currently showing its tablet off to retailers in the land Down Under, so what features does it have that will leap over the iPad 2's specs? We know a few from the prototype model shown off at CES earlier this year.

Read more of "Toshiba reckons its upcoming Android tablet is 'superior' to the iPad 2" at Crave UK.