Toshiba Honeycomb Tablet Delayed

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Remember that Honeycomb tablet Toshiba debuted at CES and then teased online, the tablet that, at various points, sported the moniker “Toshiba Next-Gen Android tablet”, Regza AT300, Toshiba Thrive, and ANT-100? Well, it’s been delayed.

ToshibaThe Honeycomb tablet will now launch in Q3, “at the very end of summer,” according to Ken Cha, head of Toshiba’s UK business laptop division.

Last month, TabletPCReview  reported that the Toshiba Honeycomb tablet was set to ship to Japan in June and the UK in Q2. No US release date had been set.

The original specs included a  10.1-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen on the outside, 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor on the inside, and a removable battery. The tablet debuted at CES alongside the similar Motorola Xoom, which launched in March.

So why the delay? Cha wouldn’t say, but it could have something to do with the Xoom’s less-than-stellar sales. Or, perhaps the Japanese earthquake has affected Toshiba’s component supply. Toshiba could be waiting on new chips from Nvidia, like the T25 that is rumored to support 3D displays. Or maybe, just maybe, Toshiba is waiting to ship its new tablet with Honeycomb 3.1.

Source: Register Hardware

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