Toshiba ‘Antares’ Honeycomb tablet spotted starting at $450

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18 Apr, 2011 11:31 am

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Last week, Toshiba’s nameless Honeycomb tablet was spotted briefly at Newegg, in three models, before being taken down. Before that though, was it even nameless in the first place? I was unaware of this but a commenter at Engadget points out it already had the ‘Antares’ name attached to it when it was showcased at MWC earlier this year (which YouTube videos prove), which matches the model numbers for the three listings: ANT-100, ANT-102 and ANT-104. That’s despite Toshiba still officially calling it the “Toshiba Tablet”. More important than whatever name it ultimately gets tagged with is the pricing which starts at $450.

That’s for the base ANT-100 model with 8GB of flash storage. That’s followed by the ANT-102 with 16GB of storage for $500, then the ANT-104 with 32GB of storage for $580. (for comparison, Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi is $599 for 32GB of storage). No ETA on the listings but the tablet is expected out any day now. You know the specs by now – 10.1″ 1280 x 800 display, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, 5MP / 2MP rear and front cameras, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Flash preloaded, GPS, screen rotation lock, removable battery, interchangeable rubber backplate and various ports – full sized USB, mini-USB, HDMI and SD card reader.

Source: Laptoping via Engadget

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