Japanese giant technology company Toshiba seems rather open to new ideas and concepts. It is now clear that ASUS’ Transformer concept is becoming a real product type and Toshiba acknowledges that and prepares a Transformer-like tablet of itself.
For us, the users, this can only mean good news, as competition – may that be on the performance/quality side or on the price front – is always welcome.
In reality, a basic tablet
user that wants to read, browse the internet, review some picture albums and listen to some music while doing any of these will most likely happen to have to write an email or just type something.
When it comes to computer communication, typing is the most important and prevalent means of interaction.
Sure, there’s voice and video, but most often you’ll happen to have to type a document, email or you'll simply have to sustain a longer IM conversation because of the lack of proper connection for voice or video communication.
For any such activities, a keyboard dock for any tablet will prove most useful.
The idea that a keyboard dock should do more than just allow typing is the most logical consequence of constructive thinking.
Therefore, designing a dock that allows doubling the battery life of your tablet and that also brings a whole set of ports and connectors is a very good idea that’s likely to be welcomed by the buyers.
Now we see that Toshiba acknowledged all of these and has displayed at Computex 2012 a new tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard dock just like ASUS’ Transformer.
The dock brings three extra USB 2.0 ports, a HDMI connector and an SD Card reader.
There's not much info on the device and we don’t even know if the dock also brings an extra battery, as Toshiba hasn’t shared anything with us just yet, but we salute the company’s first foray into this product type.