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Toshiba Tablet pops up on

Much anticipated Toshiba tablets receives Amazon product listing but no price, name or release date

It’s not often that a tablet is officially announced and detailed for so long without receiving a name, yet Toshiba seems to be doing exactly that with their new Android tablet. The Honeycomb tablet was already previewed at the MWC and CES conferences earlier this year along with an official teaser site; however, mums the word on any specific name for the tablet. And although some might have expected a name to come along with any official product listings, the tablet’s page has gone live without any name in sight.

The Amazon listing for a “10.1” Toshiba Android Tablet” appeared earlier today, and sadly doesn’t seem to offer any new details about the device. It merely confirms the Tegra 2 processor, the 10.1” display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution and the 5.0 MP rear-facing camera. Other specs listed on the page include HDMI out, USB, mini-USB, an SD card reader, Bluetooth, and a user-replaceable battery.

While the Amazon listing doesn’t add much, it does show some interesting images of the Easy-Grip interchangeable back covers. According to the description the covers will be available in various colors and should help make the tablet stand out. The images provided on the Amazon listing do show the tablet as being quite thick; however, there is a certain appeal to the rubberized back in our opinion.

Earlier this month, a Toshiba Australia executive challenged the iPad 2 by stating: “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”.  The executive also went on to say that the Tablet will ship sometime in May for a price similar to the iPad 2 but without any network commitments.

While the only info we have about the Toshiba tablet’s name is the possibility of it going by the moniker of Antares, it still looks to be heavyweight contender in the tablet arena. Toshiba hasn’t kept from taking shots at the opposition, and we can only hope that the tablet will be able to back up their claims when it finally ships.

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Omar Qudsi, 2011-03-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)