Friday, March 2, 2012

Toshiba Releasing World's Thinnest Tablet 'Excite LE'

Toshiba’s new tablet ‘Excite LE’ which is thinner than Droid Razr and lighter than iPad is going to be launched on March 6, 2012. Excite LE showed its first appearance at CES 2012 and was initially named Excite X10, and now it has got a final release date.

Excite LE is a 10.1-inch tablet which is unbelievably thin measuring only 0.3 inches and weighs just 535 grams. Excite LE is meant to compete with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2- a 10.1-inch tablet which is 0.38 inches thick and weighs 589 grams and iPad-9.7-inch screen tablet which is 0.34 inches thick and weighs 603 grams.

Excite LE has a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4430 processor from Texas Instruments and runs on Android 2.3 which will be upgraded to Android 4.0 in this spring. The device also features Micro-USB, HDMI, Micro SD ports and front and rear-facing cameras.

Initially the device will be shipped to U.S. market costing $529.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB model. Toshiba has not net confirmed this new device’s availability in the world market, but the company says variants of this tablet will be released soon for other countries.