Toshiba's Honeycomb Tablet Running Late For Launch Date

Toshiba’s second venture into the tablet arena is off to a rough start, as reports have come in saying that the Toshiba slate will be delayed in the UK. Originally, Toshiba had promised that the 10.1-inch Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet would arrive in the UK sometime during Q2.

That’s turning out to be a bit of a fib, as Ken Chan, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Toshiba, today told Reg Hardware that the tablet won’t appear until “the very end of summer.” With specs similar to that of the Motorola XOOM, the Toshiba tablet touts a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor under the hood, with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 0.2-megapixel front-facing camera. Toshiba’s newest slate will also feature support for HDMI output, USB mini and USB port connectivity, and support for microSD cards.

Mr. Chan never actually got around to explaining the delay, but some have already begun to speculate, perhaps too optimistically. Reg Hardware has high hopes that the company is simply waiting for NVIDIA’s next generation of Tegra processors, the highly-anticipated quad-core chip “Kal-El.” Of course, the recent disaster in Japan may have something to do with the delay, as well.

[via Reg Hardware]