Toshiba To Release Android Tablet In September

Japanese manufacturer Toshiba is set to start selling its first Android-based touchscreen tablet device within weeks according to a Taiwanese news website.

Digitimes cites Taiwan-based makers who say that Toshiba's tablet will be the first to come with an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and a 10-inch display with a release date for either September or November 2010.

More details about the tablet, including the screen resolution, price, battery life, 3G features and OS version have yet to be released.

However, we expect it to be based on the AC100 Android netbook that Toshiba released not so long ago. That one used a normal Tegra 250 processor, a 10-inch screen, 512MB RAM and 8GB onboard Flash.

Sales are expected to reach around 50,000 by the end of the year or an average of 12,500 sold each month.

Over the same period, Apple managed to sell more than three million units of the iPad and is likely to hit the five million units sold by the end of the year.