Toshiba just announced a budget-friendly, Android-powered tablet in Italy earlier today. The Toshiba LT170 is an underpowered tablet that matches specs close to the Lenovo IdeaPad A1.
The Toshiba LT170 will sport a 7-inch, capacitive multitouch display with a 1024 x 600 resolution. Under the hood, its powered by a 1 GHz Freescale i.MX53 CPU and will also have 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal flash storage. The tablet will come with a microSD card slot for additional memory and a microUSB port.
The tablet is thin and light weighing in at 388g, which will make it one of the lightest tablets in the 7-inch market. It will also feature a 2MP rear-facing camera, and a 0.3MP front-facing one.
Its lithium ion battery promises power up to 7 hours of video playback per charge and will support the various Android apps that are currently available for download. The LT170 will feature an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the screen to the surrounding lighting conditions, and for those who like to deck out their devices, there will also be accessories available for the tablet, including a slim case and a screen protector.
The Toshiba LT170 will go on sale in Italy for 299 Euros at the end of March and can be pre-ordered in some stores. The tablet is expected to ship in a few weeks. There is no word on if the tablet will be available in the United States.
Source: Slash Gear