Leaked Toshiba roadmap shows Snapdragon MIDs


When I first saw this ultra gorgeous DMFC-powered internet viewer at Toshiba's CES booth a few months ago, I said that I could gleefully gaze at it "on an empty stage in an empty auditorium for hours." All of the other "future mobile devices" on display were being advertised as "concept internet viewers," but if a recently leaked 2009-2010 roadmap is to be believed, then Toshiba may have been playing it pretty loose with the "concept" term.

Why? Because in Q4 of this year, the piece of pure loveliness you see above is expected to be released as the hopefully still codenamed L01, a 7-inch device with HSPA, 1GHz processor, Windows Mobile 6.5, and optional keyboard accessory.

Toshiba_l02_techblog The rest of the roadmap reveals a few other Snapdragon/WinMo 6.5 devices, most of which seem to be at least somewhat based on the concept units shown at CES (the K01 slider, for example, looks like a modified version of the Toshiba T-swivel), but none of them catches my eye as much as the L01. Even though the K01 and K02 have more pocketable screens (4.1" and 3.5", respectively) and 7 inchers aren't usually at the top of my list, the L01 is just something I can't ignore, despite the choice of OS.

Roadmap and additional pictures of the upcoming devices at (via Engadget).

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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