Toshiba has announced the introduction of three new tablets under the umbrella of its Excite series of Android tablets. Although Toshiba is offering three different variants, the tablets differ only in terms of size and pack similar specs inside. Powered by quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processors, the tablets would feature high definition scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, dual cameras 5MP rear and 2MP front, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and expandable memory. Toshiba would offer a 7.7″ model, a 10.1″ model and a 13.3″ model. Read more
We have already seen J&R taking pre-orders for Toshiba Thrive with a July end shipping date. This time around, the pre-orders have an official date with the 16GB model included (which was missing from J&R’s pre-orders) and at a lower price.
Toshiba Thrive would be available in three variants with the 8GB model priced at $429, 16GB at $479 and 32GB at $579. The pre-orders kick off on June 13th with shipping date of July 10th. The pricing is tad on the higher side, second only to Motorola Xoom but Toshiba believes its brand would help carry the day.
For those of you who missed the beat, Toshiba Thrive is a 10″ Android Honeycomb 3.1 tablet powered by 1Ghz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. Other detailing include SRS stereo speakers, Resolution Plus, Bluetooth, WiFi, HDMI, USB and mini USB. It supports SD memory expansion and has dual cameras, 2MP and 5MP.
The accessories option include multi-colored covers, HDMI dock, a standard dock, Bluetooth keyboard and Portfolio 360 case. Check Thrive’s product page for more details.
Toshiba’s 10″ tablet had been spotted earlier in some leaked documents and patent filings which the Japanese company finally made official in Jan’11. Now, the tablet is up for pre-order US retailer J&R. The pre-order listing shows two capacity variants – 8GB for $499 and 32GB $579. A 16GB version is nowhere to be seen but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it listed sometime soon.
The tablet, dubbed Toshiba Thrive, features a 10″ capacitive multitouch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. It is powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 processor which clocks at 1GHz. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, WiFi, HDMI, miniUSB and USB. It supports SD memory expansion. Thrive has dual cameras 2MP and 5MP on the front and rear respectively. And most importantly, it runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
The pre-orders do not have an ETA, but are expected to be delivered in July end, same time when the tablet is released in Japan.
Toshiba is busy releasing new lineup of its latest and revolutionary gadgets. One of them is the dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR, a Notebook that can produce 3D and 2D simultaneously on a single display screen.
The notebook features a 15.6″ full-HD LCD display which can produce 3D images at 1366×768 and 2D at 1920×1080 resolution. One can enjoy 3D experience with naked eyes, the feature may limit viewing angle though. It is powered by Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core i5-2410M CPU at 2.3Ghz. Other features include 8GB RAM, 720GB HDD, NVDIAI GeForce GT540M video card, Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit), one USB 3.0 and 3 USB 2.0, HDMI, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and 1MP webcam.
The notebook starts shipping in July for $2,780. The release would be confined only to Japan though. No news on an international launch yet.