Toshiba Excite 7.7 quad-core AMOLED tablet hits the FCC, are you ready to be excited?

by: AdrianApril 19, 2012
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Let’s be honest, Toshiba didn’t exactly hit it out of the park with their last batch of Android tablets. This time though, the guys at Toshiba have rethought their whole marketing strategy for this market niche and are bringing to market a fresh new line of “exciting” products.

The Excite 7.7, 10 and 13 were all unveiled last week and are set to hit the market in the next couple of months, targetting technology fanatics concerned about specs, raw power, style and cool looks.

The first of the trio we suspected to be made available is the 10-incher, as it’s one of the easiest to market. After all, everybody likes 10-inch tablets, right? Despite this though, the beloved 7.7 AMOLED Quad Core has already been caught sneaking through the FCCand might be coming earlier than expected.

And – if the success of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the rave reviews it has received are to serve as any indication, Toshiba might have a hot little tablet on their hands.

Codenamed AT270, this little guy will most definitely be marketed as the Excite 7.7, or simply the Excite 7, and is truly and simply… exciting! With a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor under the hood and a 7.7-inch AMOLED multi-touch display with a scratch-resistant surface, this looks positively dreamy.

Weighing in at just 380 grams (13.4 ounces), the Toshiba Excite 7.7 might just be the perfect combination of raw performance and AMOLED goodness i have been craving for. I mean, to have an 0.3-inch thick tablet is one thing, but for that same gadget to come with a quad-core chipset, an eye popping AMOLED display and 1 GB of RAM is truly amazing!

The rest of the features are themselves not too shabby, with the running of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, dual 5 MP/2 MP cameras, 32 GB of on-board storage, a microSD card slot, USB 2.0 and microUSB 2.0, as well as WiFI 802.11 b/g/n connectivity and micro HDMI.

Set to cost around $500, the Toshiba Excite 7.7 is clearly not a gadget oriented to consumers on a budget, but will draw some attention from those of you who can afford to look their best and own the best possible technology devices out there.

If you are eager to grab a 7.7 inch AMOLED tablet, then the Galaxy Tab 7.7 still remains a viable choice, albeit still more expensive and with inferior specs. Thankfully, we can all rest easy knowing that the Excite 7.7 will be coming soon, and is set to hit stores on June 10th. That’s almost two months from now, which makes for an excruciating wait, but then again the Excite 7.7 truly looks like something worth our patience. Also, that release date is not set in stone, so stay tuned as we bring you more updates on this micro beast of a tablet! AMOLED and quad core might be too much to pass up folks.

What do you guys think, will this little guy look in reality as good as it does on paper? And can the Excite 7.7 make more technology geeks interested in 7-inch tablets these days? Let us know your opinions in the comment section below!

  • Medicci3737

    $500 for a 7.7 inch tab ? These Android manufacturers need to lower their prices, & increase the specs. The new Google tab will be much cheaper. & might be quad core. & that piece of sh*t 13 inch tab isn’t even 1080p ! The Samsung Note (which came out in early November) has the same res. as most of these tabs, at 5.3 inches.

    • Fandroid

      Yea iPad2 would still be a better option for $500

  • olbp

    Think I’ll wait for the 13″ version, just to verify the specs. All the 10’s I’ve seen are just too small.

    But, then they ARE revising the Note 10 before release. That could be interesting.

  • Joeysissy

    $500 for a 7 inch tab…….you have GOT to be kidding

  • Super AMOLED Plus ? i.e 300+ dpi ? or the none plus version?
    Battery time on the quadcore being used to potential on a regular basis ?

    The device looks great, and won’t take long for prices to drop after release, but a bit more details are needed.

  • Nan Day

    I’m all for it. This is exactly what I have been waiting for. I think the 7 inch form factor is the perfect size, and have been very disappointed that most companies want to cut back on features when they drop to this size. Already set the money aside and cant wait for it to come to market.

  • BetrayersoftheTrust

    I have been balking at the $500 price tag for some time now. I expect as the holidays approach toward the end of the year, the prices will drop precipitously. I want a tablet at that size and with those specs just not at Toshiba dreaming of Apple’s sheep prices.

  • dracosolon

    Will it charge via the micro usb port? Or only the proprietary port?

  • $300-$350 some places
    very tempting
    no rooting yet though