Toshiba to Announce World’s Thinnest Tablet

Toshiba is reportedly bringing its world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet to retail outlets on Tuesday. It was reported back in January that Toshiba was planning to launch world’s thinnest tablet.

The Japanese company recently announced that its thinnest and impressive Excite 10LE tablet will make debut in US on Tuesday, March 6. The device is only 0.3 inches thick and has a weight of 1.18 lbs. Moreover, the device is 0.04 inches slimmer than the 0.34 inches thick Apple’s iPad 2.

The tablet will be launched with Android 3.2 Honeycomb as its operating system, which is upgradable to latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the spring. Toshiba announced the device at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show held in January. Since its announcement, the device has received massive hands-on reviews.

The slim device packs several impressive features. For instance, the device boasts off a powerful Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core mobile processor, dual-cannel memory, dual cameras- one on either side of the device and an impressive eight hours of battery life. In addition to these, the device also sports a 10.1-inch diagonal LED backlit widescreen display with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.

It will be available in two variants – including 16GB priced at $530 and 32GB priced at $600.

Carl Pino, Vice President of Product Development at Toshiba America, said in a note, “Excite 10 LE embodies what a luxury tablet should be.” He further added, “We have engineered this tablet with premium materials and components, given it elegant yet durable styling and more connectivity options than any other tablet in its class, while fitting everything into an astonishingly thin and light design.”

As for connectivity is concerned, the device will offer several connectivity interfaces and ports, such as micro-USB and HDMI, a micro-SD slot to share content and files with other devices, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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