You gotta hand it to Toshiba. Any other company would have chosen to steer clear of the Apple hype-machine, set in overdrive by the upcoming launch of the iPad3. But not Toshiba. The Japanese will launch their razor-thin Excite 10 LE (formerly known as the X10) in the United States, on March 6, the day before Apple’s big iPad event. Either they don’t care about it, or, they do it on purpose, just to mess with Apple. Either way, bravos for Toshiba.
The Excite 10 LE is a 10.1-incher that we first saw last year in fall, but, at the moment, it was known by its codename, AT200. Since then, the tablet was briefly called the Toshiba Excite X10, which was the moniker it bore [...]
Look out Samsung – there’s a new, thin, and sexy tablet in town, looking to snatch your crown in the ever-crowded Android tablet market. We’re talking about the forthcoming Toshiba Excite tablets. While the voluptuous Toshiba Thrive series, the company’s first dip in the market, were anything but sexy, they did come with a generous set of features and connectivity ports that made them quite memorable and not entirely dispensable. Now, the Excite series proves the world that Toshiba means serious business. And, this time around, the sleek looks and svelte built were high on the Japanese’ priorities list.
Usually, we tech bloggers strive to get our hands on the latest and greatest gadgets before they are officially announced by the manufacturers. In turn, most gadget-makers do their best to keep their latest products under wraps until they are formally inducted into society. For everyone involved, it’s second nature.
Except for Toshiba. Apparently, the Japanese don’t care that Nvidia is using one of their upcoming tablets to show off their Tegra 3 System-on-a-Chip. The slate in question is codenamed AT270, and we first saw it back at CES, when it was in a rough prototype stage. Now, it’s almost surely a finished product, and boy, it’s pretty. So pretty that [...]
Last week at CES 2012 Toshiba had a lot of cool stuff to show us, we saw the Excite X10 tablet and now we are seeing Toshiba’s Transfer Jet Technology. It allows you to transfer up to 400mbps to another device, pretty fast right? Check out the video below for a full demo.
This blazing fast and wireless data transfer protocol is going to be awesome, I know I can’t wait to get to use it. Transfer Jet is really high bandwidth and very low power envelope, even lower then bluetooth. It does work on a closed connection and the devices have to sit a certain way, basically the connectors have to read each other.
Ok, so [...]
While at CES 2012 I saw a ton of new Tablets and phones running Android one of my favorite things I saw was the Toshiba Excite 10.1. The reason I fell in love with it was the design, it feels absolutely perfect to me it’s defiantly the best feeling hardware a tablet has ever had. The straight edge makes the thinness of the device really stand out at only 0.3 inches thick.
The Toshiba Excite X10 is powered by TI OMAP 4420 dual core processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz equipped with 1 GB of RAM. The screens resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels and 10.1 inches in size. It was running with Android 3.2 Honeycomb when I got to take a look at it but I was told Toshiba is hoping to [...]
It seems like the first day of CES 2012 was dominated by the thinnest everything. While there was the fight between Motorola Droid 4 and Huawei Ascend P1 S for the title of the thinnest Android smartphone, it was the former who claimed the spot. In the Android tablet category however, there was no competition to Tohsiba’s claim as the ‘thinnest and lightest tablet’ on their Excite X10.
True enough, the tablet really does feel light and thin—having a thickness of 0.3 inch and a weight of 1.18 lbs., it truly gives itself a new definition in the tablet sector. Plus, the tablet is already running on the latest Google OS, Ice Cream [...]
Do you remember 720p smartphone displays?
Chances are that the sentence above does not really make sense to you because the first 720p smart phones are just in the process of being released. Only having about a month in the spotlight, these displays are already being kicked to the sideline by Toshiba. Earlier this year, Toshiba promised a 4 inch smartphone that would feature a 367 ppi display. However, they have now upped the ante with a 6.1 inch tablet phone “thingy”.
It is unclear whether or not the device will be a phone or a tablet, but we do know that the 6.1 inch display will have an incredible 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. That translates to [...]
As Gingerbread continues to gain ground in the smart phone arena, the for-tablet iteration of the Android operating system called Honeycomb is making parallel progress in the tablet computer market as well. Vying for the lead are two devices that come from two different entities with very different positions. On the one hand is the Kindle Fire from Amazon and on the other is the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus from Android stalwart Samsung.
You wouldn’t know the Kindle Fire is an Android powered tablet from the look of the user interface. There have been some reports that Amazon actually went and designed this without Google’s blessing. But surface appearances aside, the Kindle Fire is [...]
Toshiba has officially launched early this week the “world’s thinnest and lightest tablet”–the Toshiba REGZA AT700–for the Japanese market.
The tablet is due for release in Japan in mid-December. Toshiba made the official announcement of the 10.1-inch tablet at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) trade show held in Tokyo, Japan.
The Toshiba REGZA AT700’s attractive features include its depth/thickness of 7.7 millimeters and its weight of 558 grams. The tablet is much thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and is slightly lighter, too.
The REGZA AT700 is powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb and a dual-core Texas Instruments [...]
If you loved Toshiba’s 10.1-inch tablet, then you will certainly drool over the slimmer, smaller, better-resolutioned 7-inch Toshiba THRiVE tablet coming this December, in time for the holidays. Toshiba’s Digital Products Division announced the upcoming tablet yesterday.
To be called the Toshiba THRiVE 7” Tablet, the Android device will be on store shelves, in online retailers, and on ToshibaDirect.com in early December. Although Toshiba has not officially announced the tablet’s price, rumors say it will cost somewhere around US$400.
Toshiba claims that this will be the first 7-inch tablet that offers the U.S. market a “true HD display” combined with a selection [...]