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Toshiba Tablet to possibly be named after a star

Possible name spotted for Toshiba’s much hyped tablet

The star Antares is known for being a red supergiant in the Milky Way, the 15th or 16th brightest star in the sky depending on who you ask, one of the four royal stars in Persian lore, and now as the possible namesake of Toshiba’s much anticipated tablet. Toshiba’s tablet made headlines due in part to its sparkly teaser site and Toshiba’s jabs at the iPad’s lack of Flash support.

Now according to the folks over at, the tablet’s possible name was spotted under the “About” section of the device while they were taking a look at it over at the Mobile World Congress. The tablet features an NVIDIA Tegra 2 Processor, a 10.1” display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution, a rear-facing 5MP camera, a front-facing 2MP camera, Wi-Fi, USB, Mini-USB and HDMI. The tablet should be running Android’s Honeycomb OS and was available to play with in Barcelona this past week.

While the choice of name is interesting, it is yet to be known if that is actually what the tablet will be called. Even then what’s more important is when the tablet will be released and for how much. Unfortunately, until we get our hands on Toshiba’s latest device the closest we’ll get to Antares is by gazing into the night sky and looking for the “the Heart of Scorpion”.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-02-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)