Toshiba is coming up with four new Regza branded tablets in Japan. These new tablets range in size from 7 inch to 13 inch. The four new tablets are named as Regza AT830, Regza AT570, Regza AT500 and Regza AT700 respectively.
The basic specs of these four devices are some what same. But Toshiba has claimed that the four models will have differences in processor, display and resolution. They all are running on the latest Android 4.0 ICS operating system. The four tablets feature a 5 megapixel rear shooter and a 2 megapixel secondary camera having video chatting option. It is decent and good enough to capture images with clarity.
They have wireless connectivity options including WiFi and also Bluetooth. Other connectivity options of these tablets are SD card reader and USB 2.0. As mentioned earlier, processors, display screen and resolution are different for these four tablet models. RegzaAT570 is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with 1.3GHz processing speed. It has an organic EL 7.7-inch display of 1280x800 pixels resolution. The 64GB version can be purchased at a price of around Rs.45,000/- and 32GB version for around Rs.38,000/-.
The processing side of Regza AT830 is dealt by NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with 1.4GHz processing speed. It is the tablet with the largest display size among the new four models with a 13.3 inches display of 1600x900 pixels resolution. It can be purchased at a price of around Rs.50, 000/.
Regza AT700 is driven by Texas Instruments OMAP processor with 1.2GHz processing speed. It features a 10.1-inch display of 1280x800 pixels resolution. Both Regza AT830 and Regza AT700 come in 64GB models.
Regza AT500 is powered by the same processor as that of Regza AT570. It has a 10.1-inch display screen with 1280x800 pixels resolution. The price tag of 32GB model is not known whereas 64GB model can be purchased at a price of around Rs.33,000/-.
Toshiba’s business strategy seems interesting. Though, launching 4 models with differences mainly in display and processing efficiency seemed quite confusing, but the company has a clear plan behind this. They plan to give customers flexible options to choose one as per their needs and budget. Tablet market is quite hot and competition is getting intense with Toshiba too joining the fray quite aggressively along with Samsung and Apple.
Toshiba has not confirmed the availability of these 4 tablets in markets outside Japan as of now.