Toshiba makes Windows more mobile

While Android and iOS fight for the tablet market, Toshiba is trying something else, with a new tablet featuring Windows 7 on a 10.1 inch tablet.

Available from the end of March for $999 RRP, Toshiba’s WT200 packs Windows 7 into a 10.1 inch form factor, a space normally occupied by the cornucopia of Android 10.1 inch tablets.

Weighing a little under 800 grams and measuring 14mm thin, the WT200 features a 64GB solid-state drive, 2GB RAM, 3G SIM card slot, and an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor. An SD card slot is provided for expandable memory, while USB 2.0, mini USB, headset, and micro HDMI ports are also featured on the tablet. Cameras are also present on this model, with a 3 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera.

“The WT200 Tablet is like having a portable office at your fingertips,” said Toshiba Australia’s Justin White. “It offers seamless compatibility with an in-office desktop environment and gives users access to all the essential applications, software and security that business users need on the move.”

Toshiba’s new tablet arrives with Windows 7 32-bit, although Toshiba says that the WT200 will also be compatible with a future operating system “expected to launch in 2012”.

We wonder what that could be.