People can be fickle minded at times, and since people run corporations, it makes sense (although not to everyone) for a company to exhibit fickle-mindedness as well. Toshiba could be said to fall under that category, as word from Digitimes’ source of leaks have it that the Japanese company might just stop supporting Chromebooks and Windows 7 tablets. It seems that the company’s roadmap has eliminated the two of them while leaving the recently announced Android 3.0-powered Thrive tablet (as seen above) on track. While the Windows-powered model was originally shown off at CES 2011 earlier this year, it seemed that the hardware has met an early demise – or could be delayed for perhaps another platform.
As for the Chrome OS notebook market, that might be scrapped because of the lack of hands-on experience. Toshiba’s AC100 smartbook is said to be a failure, and getting burned twice is not Toshiba’s idea of fun as they mull over the acceptance level of Google’s web-only operating system. Do you think Toshiba did the right thing?