An Italian blog claims to have revealed Toshiba's answer to Apple's iPad tablet device.

Notebook Italia believes Toshiba will officially unveil the device, dubbed the SmartPad, at the IFA 2010 convention at Berlin, Germany, which runs between 3 to 8 September 2010.

The Toshiba SmartPad will reportedly run Google's Android operating system, rather than a version of Microsoft's Windows as first rumoured.

According to Notebook Italia, Toshiba's tablet will come with HDMI, memory card reader and USB ports and possibly a front facing VGA camera for video conferencing.

Toshiba SmartPad

Toshiba SmartPad