Toshiba announced at the CES 2012 its Excite X10 for the US market (also known as AT200 in some markets and Regza AT700 in Japan), which is the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet measuring just 7.7mm thick and weighs just 535g. The device has as premium, ultra slim, lightweight design and is equipped with magnesium alloy surface for durability and style. It is powered by a TI OMAP 4430 dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM.
The Excite X10 features a 10.1-inch 1280×800 HD IPS LED-backlit touchscreen with 10-finger multi-touch support, which is protected by scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and an anti-smudge coating for greater resiliency. The tablet has a 5 Megapixel main camera with LED flash, a 2 Megapixel front-facing camera, built-in stereo speaker with Toshiba and SRS Labs sound enhancement, as well as micro HDMI port for bringing HD content to a bigger screen HDTV. The X10 supports Bluetooth 2.1 and WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity. You can find a microSD/SDHC card slot for expansion, in addition to 16GB or 32GB internal storage.
Toshiba’s Excite tablet supports full HD video recording and playback. It is equipped with Gyroscope, Accelerometer, GPS, eCompass and Ambient Light Sensor. To be released in mid-Q1 2012, the Excite X10 will be loaded with latest Android operating system. The price starts at $529.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB.
Toshiba’s latest Android tablet is due to go on sale in the US some time this month, and now it looks like it could be available from the 10th of July from US retailer Best Buy.
The Toshiba Thrive will come with the latest version of Google’s Android OS, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, and it features a 10.1 inch multi-touch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, there is also a dual core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.
The Toshiba Thrive also comes with a full size USB port, there is also an SD card slot, and it will retail for $429 when it goes on sale on the 10th of July.
We know Lenovo’s officially launching the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 (known as the LePad in China) for sale next month, and we’ve seen the tablet hit the FCC earlier this month so store listings are the next logical step right? Buy.com and unknown to me Krex.com have it up although they have no word on price. Specs we know already, and they’re a little off here – it should have a 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650A chip instead of Tegra 2, or have they switched?
The rest of the specs here: a 10.1″ display (1280 x 800), Tegra 2, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 5MP / 2MP cameras, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, micro SD card, micro HDMI, SIM card slot, 10 hour battery. Nice to see confirmation of Honeycomb, although here it’s 3.0. This model is in black. Hopefully they’ve have white and 16GB models like in China.
Website: Buy.com, Krex.com
Samsung offically announced the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 ultra slim Android tablets, expanding its Galaxy family. While the Tab 8.9 is introduced for the first time, Samsung re-introduced the Tab 10.1, brining a complete new design and slimmer body. Both tablets run Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS with the company’s TouchWiz UX/4.0 user interface. These new Tabs are the world’s thinnest mobile tablets, measuring just 8.6 millimeters, according to Samsung.
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 both are boosted by dual-core 1GHz application processor and come with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB internal storage. They feature 1280×800 capacitive touchscreen, a 3 Megapixel main camera with Auto Focus and LED flash, a 2 Megapixel front camera for video chat, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, and support for quad-band GSM/EDGE and quad-band HSPA+ mobile connectivity.
With Android 3.0, these Galaxy tablets come pre-loaded with Adobe Flash Player 10.2 and the QuickOffice HD document editor as well as Samsung’s Social Hub, Music Hub, Reader Hub apps. They are also equipped with gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass and ambient light sensor. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 weights just 470g and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at 595g.
As for pricing, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is priced at $469 for 16GB and $569 for 32GB. The Tab 10.1, coming on 8 June, costs $499 for 16GB and $599 for 32GB.