Confirming a report from earlier this week by Japanese business newspaper Nikkei, Sony has announced that it is in fact in negotiations with Toshiba to acquire the latter's CMOS image sensor business. No pricing or other financial details were shared at this point, but the move is sure to improve Sony's own image sensor division, recently seen as one of their most successful and important businesses.
If you aren't aware that Toshiba actually manufactures image sensors that are placed inside digital cameras and smartphones, you might be in good company. The brand is today mostly known for its data storage solutions and a few notebooks while its image sensor business has been shoved to the background. In order to help make ends meet, Toshiba might sell off the said business to Sony, whose own CMOS sensors have been doing a stellar job in the market that Sony recently spun it off into its own company.
Following the announcement of what Microsoft is calling a "digital notebook" (that is, not a Surface Pro clone), Toshiba is also unveiling its new Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop. While such laptops aren't exactly rare these days, the Satellite Radius 12 boasts of a specific combination that Toshiba claims is a world's first. To be precise it is the first Windows 10 12..5-inch convertible laptop that boasts of an Ultra High Def resolution of 4K pixels. And the icing on top is a parade of names from some of the most respected brands in visual and audio technology.
When Microsoft switched to N-Trig for the Surface Pro 3 and again for the new Surface Pro 4, it necessarily had to push Wacom to the background. While the higher profile maker of graphics tools might not have been affected dramatically, it became less the talk of the town when it came to stylus-enabled Windows tablets. But with Toshiba's new dynaPad 2-in-1, Wacom is again front and center. Even Microsoft dubs it a digital notebook, putting emphasis on its writing and drawing talents, thanks to Wacom's active digitizer.
On Tuesday, Toshiba introduced an update to its Chromebook 2 laptop. The updated model comes with better performance, says Toshiba, as well as updated hardware options including a new LED backlit keyboard and Intel processors. The new model is better poised to meet the needs of users who are putting their Chromebooks to task — those who use the machines for productivity work and other things more demanding than the original spat of Chromebooks could handle.
Toshiba has just come out with a new detachable 2-in-1 PC and, fortunately or unfortunately depending on your inclinations, it is not a Surface Pro clone. Nor could it be, considering its specs. The Satellite Click 10 does bring all that Windows 10 has to offer and crams it inside an Atom-powered 10-inch tablet that physically connects to a keyboard dock when productivity calls for it. All of this in a sub $400 price tag that's sure not to burn a whole through your wallet.
Toshiba has introduced its new 16GB SDHC card at IFA in Berlin, and with it comes both Class 10 memory and support for the maker’s TransferJet close proximity technology. Using this wireless technology, users are able to transfer videos and photos from a camera to a mobile device or computer with a TransferJet adapter.
Dell's Latitude 11 5000 wasn't the only surprise 2-in-1 featuring in Microsoft's IFA 2015 keynote, with an even more mysterious Toshiba making a brief appearance. The 2-in-1 tablet and notebook - which Microsoft's Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President of the company's OEM division, refused to even name - comes with a Surface Pro-style digital stylus, among other things.
At the IFA trade show in Germany today, Toshiba pulled the curtain back on its Satellite Radius 12 convertible, the latest in its line of laptop-tablet hybrid devices. Right off the bat, the killer attraction is the 12.5-inch display sporting 4K, combined with a thickness of only 0.6 inches and a weight of just 2.9 pounds. Those familiar with Lenovo's Yoga line will recognize the hinge that turns the device from a standard laptop into an upright-standing tablet.
Toshiba has just debuted a handful of new PC storage options in the form of solid state drives (SSD) and traditional SATA hard drives (HDD). The Q300 SSDs are the flagship offerings, boasting of speed and performance improvements. The SATA HDDs are targeted for a number of purposes, including high performance, low energy usage, and mobile laptop users. With the new hard drives available in a number of size configurations, those looking for extra storage for their computer will easily be able to find one that fits their needs.
Here's another two to add to the quickly growing list of brand new Windows 10 devices. Toshiba has just announced two new tablets, actually two variants of the same tablet, designed for both work and study. The Encore 10 is a 10-inch Windows 10 tablet geared for professionals or as companion devices. On the other hand, with a keyboard dock, the Encore 10K 2-in-1 is more targeted at students as well as educators, giving them not only versatility but also longer battery life to meet their needs.