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Toshiba Europe has introduced its new media tablet FOLIO 100. The 25.7cm / 10.1” personal media tablet is targeted at people looking for a 100% portable and versatile device that is always at hand for making the most of their digital life.

The FOLIO 100 comes with a wide selection of apps and services dedicated to media consumption, web browsing and social networking, and offers a rich multimedia experience. Easy and enjoyable to use, the FOLIO 100 has a highly intuitive graphical interface developed by Toshiba to run on top of Android 2.2 (Froyo). The FOLIO 100 will be available during the fourth quarter of 2010 throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Enjoy your digital life with your personal media tablet

‚Our FOLIO 100 media tablet offers a seamless, easy-to-use experience across entertainment, social networking and mobile internet ‚ anytime and anywhere‚ , said Reon Coetzee, Regional Sales Manager, Toshiba South Africa. Offering a wide range of connectivity options, the FOLIO 100 is equipped with an SD card slot, an HDMI connector, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, while a Mobile Broadband (3G) ready version will follow soon.

Versatile multi-talent with a selection of useful applications

The FOLIO 100 ships with a wide selection of applications pre-installed: amongst them Opera Mobile (web browser), FBReader (e-book reader), Document To Go (office suite), Evernote (notes), Adobe Flash 10.1 and Fring, an app that in combination with the embedded webcam allows video calls with friends and family.

Let the music play… Рdownloads from Toshiba Market Place

The media tablet also features Toshiba Market Place, a service that offers easy access to various download choices for multimedia content, services and apps. Music Place, powered by 7Digital offers easy access to one of the widest catalogues of music and allows easy syncing to a choice of devices. Radio Place gives access to a wide selection of IP radio services. Through the App Place, users are able to download applications compatible to the Folio 100.

A powerful personal device with endurance

Although it is only 14mm slim and weighs only 760g, the FOLIO 100 still packs a powerful Nvidia TegraTM 2 processor that offers a perfect balance between high performance and low battery consumption. A battery life of up to seven hours[1] lets the tablet work for almost a full working day without the need of a power outlet. The instant-on functionality lets the tablet be operational within less than 30 seconds. A 16GB on-board storage hosts music, videos, photos, e-mails and other data and is even expandable via SD card.

Developer portal provides support for app optimisation

‚We encourage users and developers to join our FOLIO 100 eco system to create and offer apps, games and other content for FOLIO 100‚ , said Coetzee. Toshiba already established a one-stop destination (www.toshibatouch.eu) for developers where they can get support to optimise their apps for the FOLIO100. ‚We also invite users to participate in the FOLIO community by suggesting ideas to developers to pursue,‚ said Coetzee.

The FOLIO 100 will be available from November for a recommended retail price starting from R4,999 (without 3G).

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