New 8-Inch Toshiba Encore WT8-B Coming

Toshiba Encore
More of this – The first Toshiba Encore

(UPDATE, May 27: This tablet, the Toshiba Encore 2 8 have been officially announced since this article was published.)

(UPDATE, July 12: The new Toshiba Encore 2 Pro – 8 (WT8) will release on July 13, 2014.)

A new 8-inch Windows 8 tablet from Toshiba have been discovered based on its Wi-Fi certification.

Carrying the model name Toshiba Encore WT8-B, this is either a replacement/successor to the existing Toshiba Encore WT8-A, or an addition to the range.

The Intel Bay Trail powered Toshiba Encore was launched in November last year, so it's not a particularly old tablet.

But it did have some flaws in making use of the hardware despite running almost the exact same hardware as the competitors from Dell, Lenovo, Acer, and Asus in this range. And firmware updates since launch have only sorted some of those issues.

It was launched for $329 in late November, and is currently about to become the first Windows 8.1 tablet under the magic $200 mark.

– Tom Bowen