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Toshiba Windows 8.1 Tablet Gets Top IFA Looks
Toshiba Windows 8.1 Tablet Gets Top IFA Looks

By Nancy Owano
September 5, 2013 11:24AM

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The Toshiba Encore is poised to re-energize the opportunity for Microsoft Windows tablets in the market. Windows has a lot to offer for a tablet user. With the new features that Windows 8.1 brings, we believe that Encore will deliver more choice against a range of competitive tablets, said Toshiba's Carl Pinto.
 



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The Encore will have a 32GB of storage with support for additional storage through its MicroSD slot. The tablet weighs 16.9 ounces.

Apple Challenge or Not

The popular reaction from Thursday's IFA press gawkers is that, with the Encore, Toshiba could be challenging Apple's iPAD mini, aiming for a head-to-head battle.

Actually, whether the 8-inch Encore turns out to be a serious contender to take out the iPad mini or not, there is still room for success if the Encore simply turns out to be proof that a Windows tablet can sell well this year and next.

"Encore is poised to re-energize the opportunity for Windows tablets in the market," said Pinto. "Windows has a lot to offer for a tablet user, and with the new features that Windows 8.1 brings, we believe that Encore will deliver more choice against a range of competitive tablets."

IFA Berlin: Germany's CES

For those not familiar with The IFA Berlin trade show, IFA stands for Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin -- roughly equivalent to 'International Radio Exhibition Berlin' or 'Berlin Radio Show'.

It is one of the oldest industrial exhibitions in Germany, and has been compared to the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in the U.S., where industry leaders frequently introduce and debut their hottest new products.

IFA 2013 runs Sept. 6-11 with a focus on consumer electronics like ultra-HD displays, smart TVs, tablet computers, smartphones, and networked appliances for smart homes. Over the course of the week, some 200,000 visitors are expected to attend IFA, held at the Messe Berlin fairgrounds in Berlin-Westend.

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