iPad keeps top spot
Global tablet shipments fell year-over-year for the first time in the March quarter, according to tracking data from NPD DisplaySearch. Whereas 59 million units were recorded in Q1 2013, the market shrank to 56.3 million units last quarter. If paired with laptops, tablets nevertheless represented over half of mobile PC shipments.
New models ship in June, exclusive to Best Buy
Alongside an array of tablets, Toshiba today announced a refresh of its Satellite laptop line. Debuting today are the Satellite Radius convertible, and the Satellite Click 2 and Click 2 Pro detachable PCs. Both models are exclusive to Best Buy, and will debut in June.
Toshiba Encore 2 includes 8-inch, 10-inch models, Windows 8.1 installed
Toshiba has introduced a trio of tablets, with one running Android and the others on Windows 8.1. The Excite Go continues Toshiba's Excite range of Android devices, while the Encore 2 tablets follow on from the original, offering 8-inch and 10-inch displays with a resolution of 1280x800 packed into a 0.4-inch device that's considerably thinner than their predecessor.
Japanese company to provide three types of processors, set to be sole chipmaker
A processor vendor has been picked for Google's anticipated Project Ara phone initiative, according to report from Nikkei. Working with Google as far back as October 2013, Toshiba has been tapped as a preferred vendor for the low-cost, modular smartphones. Commercial units of the phones are expected to ship in 2015.
Rogers begins 700MHz LTE rollout in Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver
Rogers is expanding the available spectrum for its LTE service in Canada, by turning on its 700MHz network. Engadget reports that areas of Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver will see the benefits of 700MHz at first, with subscribers and AT&T customers roaming in the region able to see Rogers LTE in indoor areas where the signal was previously inaccessible. While it does not offer specific timing, Rogers plans to roll out the extra spectrum bands across the country.
High-resolution Toshiba notebook has Adobe Lightroom 5 pre-installed
Toshiba will be shipping its notebook with a 4K-resolution display in the United States starting from next week, the company has revealed. Going under the Satellite P55t name instead of the P50t it was initially unveiled as at CES, it will be available from April 22nd, and will offer a native resolution of 3,840x2,160 on its 15.6-inch TruBrite touchscreen display.
Haswell-based Toshiba notebooks offer high capacities, high-resolution option
Toshiba has detailed new ranges of notebooks it will be releasing this year, as well as providing additional information for one it has already revealed. More detail about the Satellite P50t, a notebook with a 4K-resolution display first introduced at CES, is provided by the company, along with the lower, more conventional-resolution Satellite S50 and S70 notebooks.
Lenovo score drops
Amazon has shot to the top of Rescuecom's latest annual Computer Reliability Report, according to a press release. The company achieved a score of 7,590, vastly outdoing Samsung, which came in second with 768. Rescuecom determines reliability rankings by comparing computer and tablet vendors' marketshares with the numbers of repair calls its Level 3 technicians handle.
17-inch Alienware for $1,399 and more
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All OCZ Technology warranties not covered by Toshiba subsidiary
After Toshiba's acquisition of the assets of troubled SSD manufacturer OCZ Technology, it was believed that the business would continue on as it was prior to bankruptcy filings for the purpose of everyday operations. In one important aspect, however -- warranties -- the company will alter because of the terms of the bankruptcy proceedings. The new Toshiba subsidiary OCZ Storage Solutions is cutting warranty service on many older OCZ drives.
Toshiba owed the most money by defunct company, terms of deal not revealed
Toshiba has completed the process to purchase the assets of PC hardware developer OCZ. The SSD maker declared bankruptcy in the beginning of December, with Toshiba having announced its intention to purchase the troubled manufacturer nearly simultaneously. Terms of the deal were not announced.
Ultra HD screens added to Toshiba performance notebooks
Fresh off the back of its first Chromebook unveiling, Toshiba has launched two new notebooks with 4K-resolution displays. The upgraded Tecra W50 and the Satellite P50t, complete with Ultra HD screens, are accompanied by an updated Kirabook, with the Ultrabook now packing a Haswell-based Intel Core i7 processor, though not UHD high-resolution screen.
13.3-inch display, 16GB SSD in first Toshiba Chromebook
Toshiba has launched its first foray in Chrome OS notebooks, by showing a Haswell-based Chromebook at CES. Offering a 13.3-inch, 1366x768-resolution display, the Toshiba Chromebook follows the same pattern as other Chromebooks, in offering a 3.3-pound, 0.8-inch thick notebook with relatively low specifications that are adequate enough for light Internet work, along with a fairly cheap price tag.
19 hardware partners lined up to support standard for YouTube
Google's YouTube will be showing of a 4K-capable video codec, VP9, at next week's CES in Las Vegas, according to GigaOm. The format is being presented as an alternative to H.265, and will be open and royalty-free. To avoid the lack of support that killed off Google's VP8, the company has signed up 19 hardware partners, including Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, ARM, Intel, Broadcom, and Marvell. At CES, 4K YouTube steaming will be demonstrated at booths belonging to LG, Sony, and Panasonic.
Samsung set to refresh Galaxy Camera line
Samsung appears to be preparing a follow-up to last year's Galaxy Camera, an Android-powered device that the South Korean tech giant pushed out amid a range of other offerings. Tech industry insider @evleaks previously revealed a test shot from the device in November, and now the Galaxy Camera 2 has reportedly shown up in Indonesia's ePostel certification website. The mid-range Android shooter could show up early next year at CES or a bit later at MWC.
Deal conditional on regulatory approvals, bankruptcy court rulings
Financially troubled SSD manufacturer OCZ Technology Group today announced that the company has signed an asset purchase agreement with Toshiba Corporation to acquire substantially all of OCZ's assets in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding for $35 million, subject to customary regulatory approval. The move comes only a few days after OCZ revealed that bankruptcy was imminent and its assets had been seized by debtors. The offer has already been approved by both Toshiba's and OCZ's board of directors.
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Excite 7 smaller version to earlier 10-inch Toshiba tablets
Toshiba has launched a new seven-inch Android tablet, one that briefly surfaced as a leak in July. The Excite 7 is a smaller companion to the 10-inch Excite Pure, Pro, and Write tablets revealed earlier this year, and though it shares the same external design language as its larger stablemates, it opts for a smaller seven-inch display with a lower 1024x600 resolution.
Apple positioned as biggest computer maker
Samsung continues to hold top place in RescueCom ranking of the most reliable computer brands. The firm's scores are determined by balancing each company's US marketshare versus the number of repair calls handled by Level 3 RescueCom technicians. In Q3 figures, Samsung holds a score of 694; coming in a distant second is Apple at 259, which RescueCom notes is less than half of what it managed in Q2.
Uses single LTE chipset for all US carriers
In spite of shifting to more advanced components, the iPad Air is actually cheaper to build than the third-generation iPad was, according to a teardown by IHS iSuppli. The cost is estimated to be between $274 and $361 per unit, depending on the exact configuration. The base cost is $42 less than it was for the third-gen iPad. One contributing factor is the A7 processor, which while costing $18 per unit, is still $5 less than an A5 processor was 18 months ago.
4K-capable TVs supplied with upscaling Blu-ray player, sound bar
Toshiba has started selling its range of Ultra HD televisions in the United States. The L9300U range, consisting of a trio of televisions capable of displaying 4K-resolution video, and will be supplying its BDX6400 4K Upscaling Symbio Blu-ray player and SBX5065 300-Watt Sound Strip as free extras to purchasers for a limited time after launch.
All new Toshiba models boast fourth generation Haswell processors
Toshiba today announced the launch of its latest range of business laptops, which includes the newly designed Z-series family and the new Portégé R30, the successor to the previous Portégé R930. Two new Tecra laptops also launch today: the new Tecra W50, a high-performance mobile workstation, designed for heavy-duty tasks; and the new Tecra A50, which offers increased levels of performance, security and reliability over its predecessor.
Move intended to restore profitability to beleaguered department by 2014
Electronics manufacturer Toshiba is cutting its television division by 50 percent, and closing two facilities used for flat-panel manufacture. While not completely shutting down the department, the company expects that the changes will help the company see profitability in television sales in a tightening market before the end of 2014.
Tech mimics Lytro camera
Toshiba has introduced a smartphone camera module that utilizes two sensors to capture "deep focus" images. The technology appears to be similar to Lytro's cameras, simultaneously capturing images and depth data. Users can then manipulate the depth of field or focal plane after taking a single picture.
Uses 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD video recording
Toshiba has introduced a new action camera to its line of Camileo camcorders. The Camileo X-Sports houses a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor that can record Full HD resolution video at 60 frames per second, as well as taking photos while recording video, at set time intervals, or in a burst mode, housed inside a case that can withstand drops from as high as five feet.
Toshiba tries netbook reboot with Satellite ND15t
Toshiba has debuted a new Satellite netbook running Windows 8.1. The Satellite ND15t is a compact 11.6-inch touchscreen notebook aimed at the entry-level notebook targeted at users who might otherwise be tempted by a Google Chromebook. Although netbooks have all but disappeared from the market, Toshiba's new ND15t moves is being pitched as both affordable and offering more productivity than Google's Chrome OS notebooks.
Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet includes Office preinstalled
Toshiba has launched two new tablets at IFA, both of which will be compatible with Windows 8.1. The Satellite Click is a 13.3-inch detachable tablet that can convert to a notebook by attaching a keyboard dock, while the Encore tablet is an 8-inch model with multi-touch capabilities and a budget-oriented price tag, that attempts to mimic the functionality of larger versions.
Apple-related troubleshooting calls fall by more than half
Apple's score has almost doubled quarter-to-quarter -- to 503 -- in a Q2 Rescuecom survey of computer reliability. The data is based on a mix of manufacturer marketshare and the number of calls Rescuecom's Level 3 technicians have to handle. Between Q1 and Q2, the number of Apple-related calls dropped by more than half, even though Mac marketshare has remained largely unchanged.
New lines have multitouch displays, Intel and AMD processor options
Toshiba has unveiled some new additions to its catalog of notebooks. The 14-inch Satellite E45t Ultrabook and 15.6-inch Satellite E55t and E55Dt models from the Satellite E series are mid-ranged systems that introduce 10-point multitouch support, with the Intel-based versions offer Dragon Assistant voice control and Intel Wireless Display, and the AMD models using a quad-core A6 APU with Radeon graphics.
New cards capable of up to 250MB per second data transfer
Toshiba today announced that it will launch a new series of SD memory cards offering the world’s fastest data write speed for the format. The latest edition to its line-up of Exceria memory cards feature a high peak data rate, and are designed to utilize read and write speeds of new digital cameras and other applications requiring large data transfers performed rapidly.
Screenshot allegedly shows Toshiba AT7-A running Android 4.2.2
Toshiba may be making a new tablet running on Android Jelly Bean, one that is in a smaller form factor than the 10-inch models launched last month, according to a report. Benchmarks said to be for the Toshiba AT7-A appear to show it as running on version 4.2.2 of the mobile operating system, as well as revealing other alleged specifications for the seven-inch tablet.
58-inch 4K-capable TV to go on sale in the US for $5,000
Toshiba has revealed that it will be releasing three 4K televisions in the United States, shortly after similar Ultra HD televisions go on sale in Japan. Starting in August, the L9300U series of UHDTVs will go on sale with a choice of three screen sizes, all of which will use the company's CEVO 4K Quad+Dual Core processor and CQ Engine for image processing and upscaling HD content to 4K resolution.
Toshiba adds Qosmio PX30t with Haswell to UK lineup
Toshiba has rolled out its first Qosmio-branded all-in-one, designed to be a capable multimedia and gaming machine. The Qosmio PX30t (pdf) is powered by a choice of Intel third- and fourth-generation Core-series processors that also support Ultra HD out capabilities in the fourth-gen Core i7 quad-core variant. The 23-inch all-in-one also sports a HDMI-in port, allowing for the connection of a console with support for audio through its built-in DTS Studio Sound-capable Harman/Kardon speakers.
Tegra 3 and 4 based systems available this summer
Taking another crack at the tablet market, Toshiba has released three new devices in the same 10-inch casing. The Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" line includes the entry level Excite Pure, the Excite Pro, and the pen-based Excite Write have all been announced at Taiwan's Computex.
Qosmio X75, C, L, P, S models all updated
Following Intel's official Haswell release and AMD's similar announcement, Toshiba has renovated nearly its entire line of laptop computers at Taiwan's Computex. Newly updated today are the Qosmio X75 gaming laptop, entry-level Satellite C series, the midrange Satellite L series, the Satellite P series premium laptop line, and all the Satellite S models.
New 4K-capable televisions include optional DVR with 6-channel recording
Toshiba has revealed it will be launching a new set of 4K-capable televisions in Japan. The Regza Z8X range of UHDTVs, measuring 58, 65, and 84 inches, will include native support for NHK's "Hybridcast," a system the Japanese broadcaster is trialling which adds more information to TV programming through an Internet service.
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
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