Apr 16 AT 9:47 AM Edgar Cervantes 11 Comments

Toshiba “ANT” Honeycomb tablets priced and coming soon

The tablet war is soon to explode, and as affordable tablets keep rolling out, choices for the consumer are becoming very wide. Well, one of those budget-friendly tablets will be the Toshiba Tablet (which is what we have been calling it until now, and even Toshiba itself has), which is now listed at Newegg.com. Toshiba’s device seems to be called the Toshiba “Ant” (funny name, huh?), but it is unknown whether that is the actual name, or it is some sort of short name for “Android Tablet.”

Toshiba ANT Specifications:

  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • 10.1 capacitive multi-touch screen / 1280×800
  • 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor (dual-core)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera / 2 MP front-facing camera
  • 8/16/32 GB of internal storage
  • SD Card slot
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, with bluetooth
  • 1 USB / 1 mini-USB / 1 HDMI / 1 headphone jack

Whether it will be named after our hardworking buddies or not, this device is actually not running low on specs. There will be 3 versions of this tablet (only differentiating in internal storage): the 8 GB version (ANT-100) will cost $449.99, followed by the 16 GB version (ANT-102), which will go for $499.99, and lastly, the 32 GB one (ANT-104), selling for $579.99.

Along with tablets like the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab, Toshiba’s ANT is coming to shake things up a bit for the Motorola Xoom, which is a great device, but many complain that it is somewhat overpriced. Strutting these specs, the Toshiba ANT’s price is not bad for a Honeycomb tablet, not bad at all…

There is still no word on release date, but now that Newegg has device listed (as “out of stock”), shouldn’t it mean that it is coming soon? If it does go for sell soon, will you consider buying one of these guys?

Via: Android Central

Source: Newegg

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  • http://Website Alexander

    Do they call it “Ant” because it will be buggy as hell?

  • http://Website Jeff Shultz

    No SD card expansion? Odd.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      It does, and it is actually a full sized SD Card slot.

    • http://Website Oto

      Odd as an iPad (they have no expansion either)

  • http://Website deutschdroid

    So why do people say the 32 gb xoom is sooo expensive? Its only $10 more at $589 + gel case + SD card + 90day money-back (at costco)

  • http://Website Juan

    Actually, it’s still not that cheap compared to the xoom.
    The xoom comes with 32GB of storage, and this one costs $20.01 less.
    I’m assuming it’s Wifi only though. And I get that most people wont need the 32GB and they will buy cheaper versions but lets compare oranges to oranges (I don’t really like apples all that much anymore)

  • http://Website yang

    Hmm…Transformer 16GB and expandable memory for $400 or Ant 8GB with an actual usb port and expandable memory for $450? Tough choice. Hopefully Best Buy would get these in store so we can play with it first.

  • http://Website animejay

    This is the tablet I’m most interested in. with it’s resolution +, upconverting video and pics, usb hosting, and regular size sd card. I can’t wait to get my james on it and see how good it is. I wish our would do divx without having to convert though.

  • http://Website Alex

    I am curious. Is there a bigger benefit to getting one with more ram as opposed to the 8GB with an SD card?

  • NPHHaru

    As noted above – full size SD Card Slot – the industrial design is a bit more ‘industrial’ than slim little tablets like the Xoom, etc. I’d say it’s well positioned to be handled by kids & such that aren’t always nice to their hardware. The backing is a tough sorta of semi-rubberized texture. Plus, ‘Ant’ is only the first 3 letters of it’s codename – not sure the codename will be it’s public name though – it’s named after a red ‘supergiant’ sun.

  • McLovin

    The most significant thing about this tablet is the user replaceable battery.