Toshiba Folio 100 failed to take the tablet world by storm, but the company isn't planning on leaving it at that. A new, unnamed Toshiba tablet prototype running NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chip has shown up, with Engadget grabbing some time with a non-functional prototype. The slate won't arrive until Google release Android Honeycomb. Specs include a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 capacitive touchscreen, rear 5-megapixel camera, front 2-megapixel camera, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and a removable battery. There's also HDMI, USB, mini-USB and an SD card reader, along with interchangeable rubberized rear door panels. The slate weighs in at 1.7lbs and will be 0.6-inches thick; Toshiba say it'll drop sometime in the first half of this year.
Sony Ericsson ANZU - aka the XPERIA X12 - has dropped into the hands of Mobile-Review, and they've given it a thorough (some might say pessimistic) preview. The XPERIA X12 has a 4.3-inch 854 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, and is powered by the 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 chipset seen on the T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z. In this case it's running Android 2.1, but the version the XPERIA X12 will launch with is unconfirmed. Some things are definitely improved on over the X10: the display has native hardware multitouch support, and the chassis is slimmer (though not necessarily more quality-feeling in the hand). However, there's still only 720p HD video capture (with an HDMI output), though that can't be tested on this particular prototype since the 12-megapixel camera doesn't work properly. [via Twitter]
last week when their CEO demonstrated an Acer tablet another one emerges. In the past Acer has said they will not be entering the tablet market but it appears that decision has been overturned. This is the second leak in as many weeks of an Acer branded Android tablet.