Extra DivX features provide multi-language subtitles, audio, chapters
Rovi has revealed that Toshiba will be the first television manufacturer to launch a range of DivX Plus Streaming-certified HDTVs. The addition of DivX Plus Streaming to the televisions will allow users to watch streaming content with typical features found in DVD and Blu-ray Disc usage, such as support for multi-language subtitles and audio tracks.
Tablet uses Nvidia Tegra 4, includes micro-HDMI output
Toshiba is preparing to release a new tablet running on Tegra 4, according to leaked details and photographs. Images reported to be for the Toshiba AT10LE-A have surfaced, showing that Nvidia's latest mobile processor clocked at 1.8GHz will be combined with a 10.1-inch display and a keyboard dock with chicklet-style keys.
Plastic-cased tablet houses 11.6-inch touchscreen display, DigitizerPen
A Windows 8 tablet aimed at business professionals has been unveiled by Toshiba, shortly after the company presented its high-resolution Kirabook. The WT310 tablet houses a 11.6-inch 1080p anti-glare display with gesture-enabled touchscreen controls, and an accompanying DigitizerPen as an additional input option.
Pixel density rivals Retina MacBook
Toshiba has introduced a new premium notebook brand, labeled Kira, that brings one the first Windows 8 portables to rival the Retina MacBook Pro's pixel density. The Kirabook features a 13.3-inch display with 2560x1440 resolution, equating to 221 pixels per inch but falling just short of the 1560x1600 spread on Apple's 13-inch Retina notebook, as noted by The Next Web.
Toshiba 23-inch all-in-one, now $999
This week, JR.com has reduced the price of the Toshiba 23-inch all-in-one desktop PC from $1,150 down to $1,000, a savings of $150. That discount makes this the lowest price we have seen on this computer by $30. Free shipping is available, and sales tax applies for residents of New York. The Toshiba desktop PC features a 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. A pre-paired Bluetooth mouse and keyboard are included, along with Windows 8, Microsoft Office Trial, a 30-day subscription to Norton Internet Security 2013, and a one-year limited warranty from Toshiba.
Streaming service agreement varies by region
Streaming music service Deezer has signed new agreements with LG, Toshiba, and Samsung. The deals sees both Samsung and Toshiba smart televisions in various regions receive the app for the first time, while the LG will extend it's existing agreement with Deezer to cover more markets, and onto newer products.
Company expects $1.2 billion profit on the fiscal year
Toshiba Corporation today announced its consolidated results for the first nine months of fiscal year 2012 from April through December, and isolated results from the third quarter from October-December of fiscal year 2012. Toshiba’s net sales were 1,357.1 billion yen ($14.9 million) with a profit of $322 million earned, which translates to $0.15 per share. Although the home appliances segment reported higher sales, the Digital Products segment saw decreases that reflected the ongoing worldwide market deterioration. The transfer of its LCD business also contributed to lower sales, affecting the manufacturer's bottom line.
Toshiba jumps into UltraHD TV market, L9300s due this summer
Toshiba kicked off the CES unveilings early by taking the drapes off its latest and greatest TV, the L9300-series. The flagship offering will be an 84-inch set, with all models in the range offering UltraHD resolution, or a massive 3840x2160 pixels. There will also be 58- and 65-inch versions of the set, with all sharing the same 240Hz refresh rates and CEVO 4K Quad+Dual Core Processor.
Camera module to allow images with all subjects in focus
Toshiba is working on a camera sensor for mobile devices for post-shot image focusing, potentially allowing viewers to change the focus of a photograph while it is being viewed. . The camera module can apparently take images similar to the Lytro light field camera, but shrinks down the process from Lytro's 4-inch camera to a sensor a cubic centimeter in size.
Set to begin mass production in August 2013
Toshiba has shown off a new backlit 20-megapixel sensor aimed at compact cameras, a month after revealing a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor for smartphones. The TCM5115CL BSI CMOS sensor, in the 1 /2.3-inch form factor, gives a 4-megapixel upgrade to the 16-megapixel glass ceiling of compact cameras, and is claimed by the company to have the highest resolution in the optical format in the industry.
Compact module has increased low-light performance
Toshiba is close to launching a new camera sensor aimed at mobile phones. The T4K37 CMOS sensor is capable of taking images at a resolution of 13 megapixels, and is claimed by the company to have a high low-light performance and noise reduction in colors (CNR), courtesy of its backside illumination (BSI) technology.
Tablet packs Tegra 3 processor, Android 4.1
Toshiba lodged a new entry in its line of budget-friendly tablets today, announcing the 10.1-inch AT300SE. The AT300SE is aimed at the UK market, and offers an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor along with its 10.1-inch screen. It also runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, bringing all of the features available in the latter updates to Google's mobile operating system.
Samsung drops to third in reliability report
Rescuecom has published its new computer reliability ratings for the third quarter of 2012, and Lenovo has returned to the top spot among manufacturers. The report, based on data collected from the market shares of PC manufacturers and computer support provided by manufacturers, found the Chinese company's products to be the most reliable, followed by Asus, Samsung, Apple, and Toshiba. For the first quarter of 2012, Lenovo topped the ratings but lost the position to Samsung in the second quarter.
Toshiba Ultrabook, $799
This weeks deals from DealNN include notebooks, solid state drives and more. At JR.com today save 20% on the Toshiba Satellite 14-inch Ultrabook which has seen a $200 discount from $999.99 to $799.99. Shipping is around $10, but a $15 mail-in-rebate offer is also included that covers the shipping and leaves a little extra left over. This notebook computer features a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive along with an ultra-wide 21:9 cinematic display.
Ultrabooks and notebooks add to Windows 8 selection
Toshiba announced even more additions to its line of Windows 8 portables today, unveiling a number of Ultrabooks and Satellite notebooks. The new line includes the Satellite U845W, Satellite U945, and Satellite S955. The new portables are scheduled for a late October release, and each is optimized to run Windows 8.
Smart TV, business projectors among new products
Toshiba announced today the launch of a wide range of new products at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Toshiba's new models include a the company's first Windows 8 PCs, new Smart TVs, new Camileo camcorders, and more. Most of Toshiba's new devices will be launching in the third and fourth quarters of 2012, though a few are slated for release in 2013. Toshiba will be releasing pricing information on its new products as their launch dates approach.
High-resolution TV capable of 3D, not glasses-free
Toshiba has shown off its attempt at an 84-inch 4K TV at IFA 2012. Following after previous attempts by LG and Samsung in recent months, and Sony showing its own off at the same trade show, the unnamed television equals the Quad Full HD 3840x2160 resolution and physical size of other 4K efforts, and certainly dwarfs its previous high-resolution television demonstrations.
Part of three-product announcement
Drive manufacturer Toshiba has launched three new series of 2.5-inch SSDs. The PX02AM series is intended for the consumer market. Performance and capacity are primary in the PX02SM line, with one drive reaching 1.6TB. Entry level servers are boosted with the PX03AN series using a new fabrication technique.
Blames delayed components, may re-enter later
Toshiba has decided not to release a Windows RT-based tablet at the operating system's launch, citing delays in the component supply chain. In a statement to CNET, Toshiba said it "will focus on bringing Windows 8 products to market" instead, and may release an RT-based tablet in the future after "monitoring market conditions."
New Toshiba storage in 3TB, 2TB and 1.5TB capacities
Toshiba has launched a new family of 3.5-inch hard drives. Four different models of drive being made available in three different capacities sees Toshiba releasing a total of 12 new drives. Half of the new drives are equipped with a streaming function for data transfers within a specific timeframe, which are optimized for applications such as digital video recorders.
Seven new models range from 19 to 65 inches
Electronics manufacturer Toshiba's 2012 HD television line has been completely refreshed over the last couple of weeks. In announcing seven new models, the manufacturer has executed the most sweeping change of its consumer television line in over a decade. All the models are available at retail now.
Several Apple suppliers among implicated parties
Several LCD manufacturers are paying out a total of $1.12 billion to settle a class action lawsuit over price fixing, the Wall Street Journal reports. LG will lose the most in the arrangement, paying out $380 million. AU Optronics is on hook for $170 million, while Toshiba is due for $21 million. Several other companies settled earlier in the year, including Samsung, which gave up $240 million.
Toshiba delivers next-gen hard drives, high capacity, high performance
Toshiba has upped the ante in the battle to deliver the fastest and largest capacity 2.5-inch hard disk drive. Toshiba claims that the new AL13SE, which uses a 6Gbps SAS 2.0 interface with a 64MB buffer, will boost transfer rates by 32 percent over its previous generation of hard drives. It also achieves its high performance by using a dual-stage head positioning actuator to deliver additional gains.
Toshiba sole defendant, co-conspirators settled previously
After two days of deliberations, a California jury has decreed that Toshiba is guilty of conspiracy involving other Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese LCD manufacturers to keep prices artificially high on LCD panels between 1999 and 2006. Under the findings of the jury, Toshiba is liable for $87 million in damages -- $17 million to businesses and $70 million to consumers. Under antitrust law, defendants can be assessed damages of three times the jury's ruling, or $261 million. Toshiba was the sole remaining defendant in the suit, and claimed to have done nothing wrong.
Toshiba brings Smart Client Manager to newly updated business notebooks
Toshiba's Digital Products Division has just unveiled four new business notebooks, each benefitting from Intel's latest Ivy Bdrige, or third-generation Core-series processors. The newcomers include the Portégé Z930 ultrabook, 13.3-inch Portégé R930, 14-inch Tecra R940 and 15.6-inch Tecra R950. All get a newly developed Toshiba Smart Client Manager that's powered by Tivoli from IBM.
Toshiba shows slider PC and Transformer-clone tablet
Toshiba demonstrated concept devices for Windows 8 at Computex. The prototypes shown off included a tablet and keyboard dock combination, a slider PC and a Windows RT laptop, writes The Verge. Although three devices were shown, the computer maker did not reveal what the potential specifications were, if they were currently making any of the devices, nor when anything similar would be released in the future.
Toshiba intros first notebook with 21:9 display
Toshiba has taken the covers off its latest ultrabook, the U840W. The notebook distinguishes itself with a super widescreen 14.4-inch display that uses a unique 21:9 (7:3) ratio with a 1792x768 resolution. Toshiba says that the ratio matches the anamorphic image format used in many widescreen films meaning that it can display these without any black bars above or below the images.
Toshiba follows Dell, Lenovo in exiting the netbook business in the US: exec
Toshiba won't bring any new netbooks to the US market, a company executive told Liliputing. This means that the NB510 netbook powered by Intel's Atom N2600 processor introduced at CES won't be sold in the US. Instead, Toshiba America will sell ultrabook computers, which are lighter and thinner, but also more expensive.
New Toshiba tablets range from 7.7 to 13.3 inches
Toshiba has launched its Regza tablet line for the Japanese market, releasing four tablets ranging between 7.7 and 13.3 inches. All four offerings will launch running Android 4.0, and come with 1GB RAM, a two-megapixel front camera, and a five-megapixel rear camera. All models will also have Wi-Fi capability, Bluetooth compatibility, USB2, and an SD card reader.
USB3 1.5TB drives available in June
Toshiba has added two higher-capacity models to its Canvio line. The line is now buttressed by the Canvio 3.0 and Canvio Basics 3.0, which now offer up to 1.5TB of storage space. The Canvio 3.0 includes software allowing OS X to both read and write the NTFS file system.
FTC-imposed WD asset transfer complete, Viviti buy approved
The FTC-imposed transfer of assets by hard drive maker Western Digital (WD) to Toshiba is now completed, the company announced on Tuesday. The move was required by regulatory bodies due to monopoly concerns after WD revealed its intention to purchase Hitachi's Viviti hard drive maker. Previously, Viviti was known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.
10-inch tablet starts at $450
The 10-inch model of Toshiba's Excite tablet line is now available for order. The Excite 10 comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models. All models feature a 10.1-inch, 1280x800 Gorilla Glass display and are listed at about 10 hours of battery life.
iPhone 2012 may drop glass-on-glass touch
Apple's next iPhone might drop the traditional glass-on-glass approach to touchscreens if one rumor proves true. Part suppliers claimed to Digitimes that Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display were "likely" producing in-cell touch panels now that yield rates were good enough for the two to participate. The two would start production of in-cell panels sometime during the spring, although it wasn't clear if that schedule would include Apple.
Intel and MS hope iPad loses majority market share
Taiwan-area contract manufacturers claimed Wednesday that Intel and Microsoft have ambitious aims of reducing the iPad's dominance of tablets. The Digitimes contacts understood the Wintel combination wanted the iPad down from 70 percent share, as it has had in the past, to under 50 percent by mid-2013. For Intel, Lenovo's strength in its native China would be a key factor.
IDC and Gartner give early Q1 2012 estimates
Both Gartner and IDC provided early estimates of winter 2012 market share that showed Apple making big strides in the US. The two gave the Mac a tentative share of 10 or 10.6 percent, in either case enough to put it in third place. Both saw rapidly falling Acer and Toshiba below Apple in share.
Toshiba to ship latest Qosmios in July
Toshiba is rolling out a number of notebook introductions on Tuesday, with the Qosmio X875 and X875 3D the latest among them. The flagship notebooks are meant for gamers and/or video editors as well as other demanding users. They get Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M GPUs with 3GB of dedicated video memory.
Toshiba introduces performance notebooks
Toshiba has brought out two new performance laptops alongside today's earlier affordable notebook announcement. The Satellite P800 series will be powered by Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and NVIDIA GeForce 630M discrete graphics, while the Satellite S800 series will have the choice of Ivy Bridge or AMD's most recent notebook processors with optional AMD graphics.
Toshiba details L800, C800 affordable notebooks
Toshiba on Tuesday unveiled two new lineups of mainstream notebooks in the Satellite L800 and Satellite C800. The L800s are thinner than their earlier counterparts and get a choice of third-generation Intel Core (Ivy Bridge) and AMD processors. They are available in 14-, 15.6-, and 17.3-inch screen sizes.
Combination units expected in third quarter
Toshiba has announced its new line of all-in-one desktop PCs it will release in the third quarter. The 21.5-inch LX815 and 23-inch LX835 are Intel Ivy Bridge powered combined monitor and computer units which Toshiba are aiming towards design conscious users.
Toshiba Excite 7.7 and 13 join Excite 10 in lineup
Toshiba grew its Excite tablet line in both directions on Tuesday with three new models to cover every possible category. The Excite 7.7 (which we've tried), Excite 10, and Excite 13 (AT770) all carry a quad-core Tegra 3 chip along with a completely stock version of Android 4.0 bundled with apps like Netflix and Zinio's reader. They keep the slimmer builds of past Excite models but with a more rounded, polished design.
Recorder uploads, shares wirelessly
Toshiba has begun shipping the Camileo AIR10, a pocket camcorder that features Wi-Fi connectivity. The device enables users to shoot 1080p video and upload the content to the Internet or a computer without requiring a direct connection via USB. The Wi-Fi connection also enables wireless webcam and streaming functionality.
Toshiba expanding flash production by 2013
Toshiba is building a new NAND flash memory plant to cope with rising mobile demand, according to claims by a Japanese business paper. The Nikkan Kogyo understood it would be the second piece of a fifth plant in Yokkaichi whose future had previously been in doubt over the tough Japanese economy. Construction would start in the summer with an aim to have the new factory running in 2013.
Toshiba AT270 tablet shows up in a press image
A newly leaked press image of an unknown tablet has been shared online by Pocketnow, and it's believed to be a near production-ready version of Toshiba's AT270 tablet we had a chance to put our hands on at Mobile World Congress. The images do show off the fact the tablet will be running on Google's Android 4.0, though it's very barebones, with no extraneous apps usually found on tablets. The Android Market icon is just that, however, and does not yet reflect the new switch to the Google Play branding.
Japan Display starts business
Screen technology alliance Japan Display has formally launched operations as of the start of April. The teamwork between Hitachi, Sony, Toshiba, and the government's Innovation Network Corporation of Japan is divided and will have several divisions, some of which are behind the scenes while others will focus on specific markets. It will have separate sections for automotive and mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, along with wider research and production teams.
Fujitsu buys out Toshiba's stake in joint venture
Fujitsu has bought the remaining 19.9 percent of the shares it didn't own from Toshiba in the pair's jointly owned Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications business. The Monday announcement means the new company is now a fully-owned subsidiary of the Fujitsu Group and has thereby been renamed to Fujitsu Mobile Communications. The joint venture worked on the IS12T Windows Phone smartphone that was launched in Japan at KDDI, but little else outside of an Android equivalent.
New Hulu Plus app arrives on 7 Android tablets
Streaming TV show and movie provider Hulu on Thursday announced it has made its Hulu Plus service on seven new Android tablets. This includes the Acer Iconia Tab line, ASUS Transformer Prime and Eee Pad Transformer, LG G-Slate, Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xyboard 10.1, and Toshiba Thrive. The app (free, Google Play) will become available for more Android tablets in the future as well, Hulu added.
Still hints but doesn't firmly commit to Apple TV
Hulu has added Hulu Plus support for several new devices. The new components include select Toshiba 2012 Blu-ray players, Sharp 2012 TVs, and Best Buy’s Dynex Blu-ray players. Hulu confirmed that it hoped offer to its premium service through Apple TVs and Boxee Box systems "someday soon."
Another Tegra 3-powered Android 4.0 tablet
Toshiba has finally unveiled its 13.3-inch tablet prototype, now known as the AT330, which was originally announced several weeks ago as a concept. The company is showing off the prototype at its Toshiba World event in Bonn, Germany, where the company reiterated preliminary features, such as an integrated TV tuner and NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chipset.
Toshiba LT170 tablet due in Italy this month
Toshiba has launched its LT170 budget Android tablet in Italy, with the specs shared by NotebookItalia. It uses a 1GHz Freescale CPU, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of integrated storage space. For expansion, there is a microSD card slot.
Windows 8 tablet rollout given rough outline
Microsoft's Windows 8 ARM tablet rollout has had a rough schedule possibly outlined in a rumor late Tuesday. Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo were said by Digitimes' part supplier contacts to be the ones hand-picked for the October release. The Nokia tablet might follow a month later, in November.