Excite 7 smaller version to earlier 10-inch Toshiba tablets
Toshiba has launched a new seven-inch Android tablet, one that briefly surfaced as a leak in July. The Excite 7 is a smaller companion to the 10-inch Excite Pure, Pro, and Write tablets revealed earlier this year, and though it shares the same external design language as its larger stablemates, it opts for a smaller seven-inch display with a lower 1024x600 resolution.
Tegra 3 and 4 based systems available this summer
Taking another crack at the tablet market, Toshiba has released three new devices in the same 10-inch casing. The Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" line includes the entry level Excite Pure, the Excite Pro, and the pen-based Excite Write have all been announced at Taiwan's Computex.
10-inch tablet starts at $450
The 10-inch model of Toshiba's Excite tablet line is now available for order. The Excite 10 comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models. All models feature a 10.1-inch, 1280x800 Gorilla Glass display and are listed at about 10 hours of battery life.
Toshiba Excite 7.7 and 13 join Excite 10 in lineup
Toshiba grew its Excite tablet line in both directions on Tuesday with three new models to cover every possible category. The Excite 7.7 (which we've tried), Excite 10, and Excite 13 (AT770) all carry a quad-core Tegra 3 chip along with a completely stock version of Android 4.0 bundled with apps like Netflix and Zinio's reader. They keep the slimmer builds of past Excite models but with a more rounded, polished design.
Toshiba AT270 gets our hands-on take
NVIDIA has ended up being the star of Mobile World Congress so far, heading up the processor choice in devices like the HTC One X or LG Optimus 4X HD. A pleasant surprise, however, has been Toshiba's so far still unofficial 7.7-inch tablet, which it briefly teased at CES. It's called the AT270, it runs on a Tegra 3, and NVIDIA let us try what could be one of the more interesting tablets of the show.
Toshbia Excite X10 to reach US
Toshiba's Excite tablet, or the AT200, received its US debut on Sunday as the Excite X10. The Android 3 tablet is due to arrive before the end of the month in 16GB and 32GB versions. Unusually, though, Toshiba is hoping to ask for a premium above an iPad, asking $530 for a 16GB version and matching Apple at $600 for the 32GB edition.
Toshiba 6th gen tablet with quad Tegra 3 appears
Old benchmarks just discovered this weekend hint that Toshiba might already have a replacement for the Excite tablet in development. Although only labeled as the "Tostab06," a generation ahead of the Excite, the Android device originally marked at Anshouji in October has the same 1.4GHz clock speed as a quad-core Tegra 3. Its benchmarks are also fast enough to match up with those of the Tegra 3-equipped ASUS Transformer Prime and are much faster than any other tablet.
Global launch plans remain unclear
Although Toshiba has yet to announce US launch plans for its Excite tablet, the company has confirmed that it will be arriving in Canada early in 2012. The 10.1 inch tablet, which was first officially unveiled earlier this year at the IFA expo, will serve as the successor to the company's Thrive tablet, bringing a wide range of improvements.
Toshiba Excite official with slim design, fast CPU
Toshiba confirmed plans on Thursday to make amends for a year of rough entries into tablets with a completely new model. The AT200, better known as the Excite, drops the thick rubberized shell of the Thrive to become the thinnest tablet of any type. At 0.3 inches thick, it's thinner than the iPad 2 or Galaxy Tab 10.1 and is even slimmer than the slightly thicker Galaxy Tab 7.7 unveiled the same day.
Toshiba Excite already seen
Toshiba's much improved tablet, the Excite, has already been observed at the IFA show ahead of time. Although staff were closely watching it, the Android slate was in plain sight at the Toshiba booth before the expo opened. While only some info could be gleaned by Notebook Italia from appearances, it appears to use a mostly stock version of Android 3 and has the mini HDMI, microSD, and microUSB support leaked out earlier.