Toshiba partners with Compal for Tegra 250 powered tablet PCs


Toshiba previously announced its intention to re-enter the hotly contested tablet market saying it would launch a whole line of devices. Following some recent announcements, we now have a better idea of what to expect from the company later this year. Liliputing reported at the end of last week that Toshiba would be taking a play out of Asus' book by also developing two tablets, one running Android and the other a version of Windows. Some information from Reuters suggested that the Windows version would be a larger, netbook sized, dual-screen clamshell device running Windows 7.

But the latest information from DigiTimes states that the company has partnered with Compal to produce tablet PCs using nVidia's next-generation Tegra 250 processor. This is an interesting development because not only will the new tablets be plenty powerful, but they are likely to be manufactured by a bit of a MID specialist as well. Compal-manufactured products, such as the KAX15 and the Aigo P8860, have previously been featured on the pages of Pocketables, and we may possibly have caught a glimpse of the future Toshiba tablet in the form of a Tegra 250 prototype 7" tablet (shown above) at CES earlier this year along with the Asus Eee Pad. On the other hand, using the ARM-based Tegra 250, a Windows version of the Toshiba tablet is likely to use Windows CE, rather than Windows 7. Nevertheless I will be looking forward to seeing what Toshiba and Compal have in store for us. Check out another photo of the 7" Compal Android tablet after the break.


Pocketables does not accept targeted advertising, phony guest posts, paid reviews, etc. Help us keep this way with support on Patreon!
Become a patron at Patreon!

Jeremy To

Jeremy is a former editor at Pocketables.

Avatar of Jeremy To