Toshiba Exec: Microsoft Confused Consumers Over Windows 8, RT
May 8, 2013

Microsoft has already taken a lot of flak over Windows 8, predominantly over its new design aesthetic. But more and more PC makers are lining up to point the finger at the software giant over its own marketing strategy.

At a product launch in Sydney, Toshiba Australia managing director Mark Whittard launched a ground-assault against Microsoft's marketing strategy, reports The Australian, claiming the software giant caused a "lot of confusion with Windows 8" with Intel-based machines and ARM-based machines.

Toshiba to Expand Tablet Offerings in the US this Year
May 2, 2013

Toshiba plans to expand its tablet offerings in the U.S. later this year as it explores more screen sizes and price points. The company will introduce new Windows 8 and Android tablets at multiple price ranges in the U.S., said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing at Toshiba America Information Systems, during a press event on Thursday evening in New York City.

One of the new tablets will be shown at the Google I/O show, Pinto said. Google I/O is Google's developer event and will be held between March 15 and 17

Toshiba Revamps
April 16, 2013

Scott Ramirez, Toshiba’s vice president of product marketing and development of visual products, recently sat down with Dealerscope editor-in-chief Jeff O’Heir to talk about the mantra—“change”—that is guiding the company through this year and beyond.

Capitol Adds Toshiba LED Line
April 11, 2013

Distributor Capitol said this week that it has added Toshiba's LED line to its roster of products. The line includes products for residential and commercial applications.

Microsoft Store Slashes Prices on Windows 8 Tablets, Hybrids
April 2, 2013

In what could be a sign of things to come, the Microsoft Store is slashing prices on a variety of hybrid laptop-tablet models.

These could be just run-of-the-mill price reductions on models that aren't moving. Or a sign of something more serious.

On that latter point, IDC analyst Bob O'Donnell told CNET last month that Windows 8 PC sales are "horribly stalled."

And IDC said in March that it expects computer shipments to drop 1.3 percent this year, worse than its prior view for a 2.8 percent rise.

Industry Veteran Sarvis Dies
March 26, 2013

Longtime industry veteran Gerard "Jerry" E. Sarvis, founder of  GES Distributors, passed away March 22 at the age of 73, his family said. 

Toshiba Showcases 2013 AV Range and Updated Cloud TV Platform (Eyes-On)
March 20, 2013

Toshiba isn't the first name you'd associate with exciting products, but recently we were invited to check out its 2013 selection of AV gear in the hope we'd be dazzled by pixel counts and the IQ of its revamped smart TV platform. We revisited a few products we had flings with at CES, were introduced to some new panels, and taken through the ins-and-outs of the company's fresh Cloud TV interface. Was there anything to get excited about? Head past the break for the full tour.

Toshiba Showcasing Environmental Appliances at Singapore's Eco-Products International 2013
March 11, 2013

Toshiba Corp. (Tokyo) and Toshiba Asia Pacific Ltd. will be showcasing its latest environmental products and technologies at the Eco-Products International Fair 2013 (EPIF 2013) in Singapore from March 14 to 16.

Toshiba will exhibit a range of products for industry and consumers, with a focus on environmental benefits.

Among the home appliances displayed will be:
* washing machines that use less power and water, including use of the quiet S-DD inverter Motor
* low power refrigerators
* home LED lighting