If a picture paints a thousand words, then the first live pictures of Toshiba’s upcoming ultra-slim tablet paint two thousand.
The ultra-slim tablet was showcased at Toshiba’s booth in the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin. Notebook Italia was able to spot the tablet and took snapshots of the device. Notebook Italia learned that the tablet will be running Android (presumably Honeycomb).
The pictures show a slimmer body compared to that of its predecessor, the Toshiba THRiVE, and slots for a full tablet (e.g., microUSB, micro HDMI, and microSD ports).
The back cover is said to be of brushed metal finish. The tablet also has a grooved chrome edging.
Also, the tablet’s front camera has been placed at a different location from the Toshiba THRiVE’s front camera.
There are still details about this newest tablet that remain unclear. For instance, Toshiba has not yet revealed what processor will be running on the slim tablet. Previous rumors say Toshiba’s newest tablet will be carrying an NVIDIA dual-core processor. Recent rumors point to a dual-core, 1.5-GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4460.
No word about the battery has been leaked, as well. A tablet this thin raises valid concerns about short battery life.
Toshiba has not yet announced an official name for the tablet, although recent rumors strongly suggest the possibility of “Toshiba Excite.”
Toshiba will soon be presenting the new tablet to the public in an upcoming press conference. Hopefully, the Japanese manufacturer will also be revealing more details about the slender tablet, including its name, specs, features, availability, and price.
We’re expecting the Toshiba Excite to be a powerful tablet and a welcome addition to the growing list of Android tablets.
Although a picture paints a thousand words, it doesn’t tell us much about how well the new Toshiba Excite will perform. What features would you like to see on this upcoming tablet?
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