Toshiba is preparing to unleash a new tablet this week at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin. This time, Toshiba’s new tablet is much thinner and is poised to better compete with the Apple iPad and other leading brands of Android tablets.

The picture below reveals the comparative thickness of the Toshiba THRiVE and the new tablet from Toshiba.

As you can see, this new tablet will definitely be lighter, thinner, and improved. We can expect it to be much better than the THRiVE with all enhancements and techy features available for it.

This soon-to-be-released tablet is said to have an ultra thin body, but will still contain ports and slots for a full tablet–MicroUSB, micro HDMI, and microSD ports, according to a report from Notebook Italia.

Toshiba’s slimmer tablet will have an outstanding design with a brushed metal finish on the cover. According to sources, the upcoming Toshiba tablet will feature a dual-core, 1.5-GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4460.  Earlier rumors speculated that the new tablet will be sporting a processor from NVIDIA (probably another dual-core Tegra 2, or the upcoming quad-core Kal-El rumored to arrive this October) just as the THRiVE did.

Toshiba launched the Toshiba Tablet Folio 100 at the IFA 2010 as its flagship tablet carrying NVIDIA’s dual-core processor.  In January, the Folio 100 was updated and renamed into the Toshiba THRiVE. The Toshiba THRiVE has a screen size of 10.1 inches with WXGA resolution, storage capacity which varies according to the model (from 8 GB to 32 GB), and an original design, with rubberized back cover with colors you can choose from.

The incumbent situation of the hypercompetitive global market of Android tablet pushes every effort of Android tablet manufacturers to come up with new products.

Perhaps, Toshiba has a few other surprises regarding this new upcoming tablet aside from its ultra-slim body. We just need to wait 4 more days for the IFA 2011 expo before we can find how Toshiba plans to make this new Android tablet impressive and worthy of the Toshiba brand. What features would you want for an impressive best-seller Toshiba tablet?

Image credit: Notebook Italia

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