The future of Toshiba's Windows 7-based tablet may be in jeopardy, as the Japanese electronics manufacturer has reportedly ceased development on the device.
Sources in the PC industry recently told tech news provider Digitimes that the Windows-based tablet has been removed from Toshiba's latest product roadmap – suggesting that either the tablet has been dropped or pushed back significantly.
Additionally, Toshiba has also reportedly abandoned plans for a netbook based on Google's recently launched Chrome operating system. This move likely comes after the poor performance of Toshiba's smartbook – essentially a netbook that runs on Google's Android, sources told the news provider.
Toshiba has not yet officially confirmed whether either device has been given the ax.
Despite the strategy changes, Toshiba is still moving ahead on its plan to release an Android 3.0-based tablet in June. The 10.1-inch tablet – aptly named the Toshiba Tablet – will feature a Tegra 2 processor from Nvidia, a dual-camera system, Adobe Flash support and is already available for pre-order in the United States.