Thursday, January 27, 2011

Toshiba's Portege R400 Wins Popular Science Magazine's Best of What's New Award: Toshiba's Innovative Tablet PC Regarded as One of the Top 100 Tech Innovations in 2007

Toshiba's Portege R400 Wins Popular Science Magazine's Best of What's New Award: Toshiba's Innovative Tablet PC Regarded as One of the Top 100 Tech Innovations in 2007

Toshiba's Portege(R) R400 Tablet PC won a Popular Science magazine 2007 Best of What's New Award in the Computing Category, Toshiba's Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced.

IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) November 13, 2007

 "For 20 years, Popular Science's Best of What's New awards honor the innovations that make a positive impact on life today and change our views of the future," said Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. "PopSci's editors evaluate thousands of products each year to develop this thoughtful list, there's no higher accolade Popular Science can give."

Since its launch on January 7, 2007, Toshiba's Portege R400 has been continuously and publicly recognized for its breakthrough world's first technologies as well as its revolutionary and innovative design, including the implementation of wireless UWB docking capabilities, a secondary LED Toshiba Edge Display with Microsoft's Active Notifications and a sleek and attractive black and white chassis.

"The Portege R400 is a truly phenomenal Tablet PC that sets the standard for what the future of mobile computing will be, in a system that is available today," said Mark Simons, vice president and general manager, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "Toshiba takes great pride in this achievement and we are honored to accept one of the esteemed Popular Science 2007 Best of What's New Awards for the Portege R400, as well as have this breakthrough technology recognized as one of the Top 100 Tech Innovations in 2007."

Popular Science announced the Best of What's New winners in its December 2007 issue and featured the Portege R400 on the magazine cover.

About Best of What's New

Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year; breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners--the Best of What's New--are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year since the debut of the Best of What's New in 1987. Best of What's New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 10 categories: Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green Tech, Home Entertainment, Home Tech, Personal Health and Recreation.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba has more than 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US $60 billion (FY2006). For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at www. toshiba. com.

About Popular Science

Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world's largest science and technology magazine; with a circulation of 1.3 million and 6.8 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye towards what's new and why it matters. Popular Science is published by Bonnier Active Media, a subsidiary of Bonnier Corporation.

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