Samsung introduces SMART Toast

Samsung unveiled the latest innovation in bread technology at CES today, revealing their plans to ship SMART Toast in Q2 of 2012. SMART Toast is a new generation of Android-powered dried bread capable of outputting full 1080p video via an HDMI connection and sporting a micro USB charging port and Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting various peripherals.

During the announcement, Samsung’s spokesman demonstrated a game of Angry Birds on the toast’s gorgeous 5.5″ qHD Super AMOLED multi-touch display, then played several video clips. SMART Toast will also feature a 24MP camera capable of shooting full 1080p video and a 12MP front-facing camera for video chats. The tasty gadget will sell for only $299.99 with a two-year contract and will be available on Verizon and AT&T at launch, with Sprint and T-Mobile still in negotiations for the device.

SMART Toast will run Android 2.3 (aka “Gingerbread,” ironically) and will never be updated to anything higher than that because Samsung, Google and the carriers couldn’t decide if they should take the time to put Samsung’s “unique” SMART Toast skin on it.

Samsung also detailed plans to ship SMART Toast II approximately two weeks after the initial launch of the first model. SMART Toast II will feature a faster quad-core processor in place of the original dual-core model, twice the RAM, and ship with Android 2.1 (yes, 2.1).