Like other touchscreen tablets, it plays high-definition videos and is designed for Web browsing, games and electronic books.
The 1.7-pound tablet, which uses Nvidia’s Tegra 2 mobile processor, connects to the Internet over Wi-Fi, but has no built-in capability to connect to high-speed mobile phone networks. It features front and rear-facing cameras, and will have access to an applications store.
Toshiba’s tablet will be competitively priced versus the iPad, which starts at $499, although the company declined to be more specific.
Jeff Barney, general manager of digital products for Toshiba America, made it clear that the tablet is only the company’s first.