Toshiba Honeycomb 10-inch tablet confirmed

Toshiba has confirmed that it will be launching a Honeycomb powered tablet as it hopes to move on from the disastrous Folio launch from 2010.

The new tablet, which doesn’t appear to have a name, features a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display and is slated to ship in the first half of 2011 with the Android Honeycomb operating system, the next version of Android designed for tablet devices.

“This new device reflects Toshiba’s long expertise in merging intuitive, easy-to-use visual and mobility-focused hardware with uncommonly smart technologies and will deliver on the promise of the category.”

The design features Toshiba’s EasyGrip finish and will be available in multiple colours claim the company. Toshiba’s EasyGrip tech is basically a rubberized finish so it won’t slip out of your sweaty hands.

Inside, the new tablet will be powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip with integrated NVIDIA graphics meaning full frame-rate 1080p HD video playback and support for Adobe Flash 10.1.

The tablet features a two megapixel front-facing camera and five megapixel rear-facing camera for taking photos, videos and video chat, and includes integrated GPS and compass so users can take advantage of location-based services.

The tablet will also feature a full host of connectivity options and ports that make it easy to integrate the device into everyday digital life, including a full-size HDMI port to easily share photos and video on an HDTV, a full-size USB and a mini USB 2.0 port for connecting external devices.

A full-size SD Card slot provides options for additional storage and transferring files. The device will also be equipped with Bluetooth for easy device connectivity and fast 802.11n Wi-Fi support for easily connecting to the web from home, the office or Wi-Fi hotspots.

The Toshiba tablet will be available in the first half of 2011 say the company.