Toshiba Excite 10 LE Coming To US On March 6 For $529.99

Toshiba has already launched some of the powerful Android tablets in the past. This year, the company surprised us with its latest tablet device, the Toshiba Excite X10. This tablet was announced last month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. The Toshiba Excite X10 is touted to be the world’s thinnest and lightest 10 inch tablet measuring just 0.3 inches (7.7mm) thin and weighing just 1.18 pounds (535g).

Toshiba Excite X10 will be finally available for purchase in the US, starting from next week. However, the company will sell this device with a new name, the Toshiba Excite 10 LE. Toshiba will sell both the 16 GB model as well as the 32 GB model in the US. If you are planning to buy this amazing tablet device, then check out the complete specs below.

Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division, said,

“Excite 10 LE embodies what a luxury tablet should be. 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.”

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Toshiba Excite X10 features 10.1 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of with 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.2 Ghz dual-core OMAP 4430 processor, Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, DLNA capability and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Toshiba Media Player, Think Free Office, Evernote, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB 2.0, Android Market and Toshiba’s SRS sound enhancement technology.

The 16 GB model of Toshiba Excite 10 LE comes with a price-tag of just $529.99. On the other hand, you can get the 32 GB model for $599.99. The Toshiba Excite 10 LE will be available for purchase from March 6, 2012.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Coming To Verizon On March 1 For $499

Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 7.7 at the IFA 2011. It is the company’s fourth tablet device after the original Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 8.9. As the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will come with a 7.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus display. Verizon recently announced that the much-awaited Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be finally available for its subscribers from the next month.

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a 7.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels, 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), Samsung TouchWiz UI, 3.2 megapixel rear camera with HD (720p) video recording and full HD (1080p) video playback capabilities, 2 megapixel front facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with the usual Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub, Video Hub, Samsung S Suggest, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Samsung ChatON, Music Player with SoundAlive, DivX/Xvid support, GPS with A-GPS, AllShare Play, Polaris Office, 16 GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0 and 5100 mAh Li-Po battery. This device allows you to access more than 400,000 apps from the Android Market.

Verizon subscribers can get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 from March 1, 2012. This device will be available for $499.99 with a two-year service agreement and a minimum of $30 monthly 4G LTE data plan.

Toshiba Excite X10 Android Tablet Up For Pre-Order

Toshiba has already surprised us with its powerful Android tablets in the past. Last month, Toshiba announced the Excite X10 tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This device comes with a 10.1 inch IPS display as well as a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor. The Toshiba Excite X10 is currently the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet.

This tablet currently runs on the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System. However the company has already promised the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for this device. We have good news for those who were eagerly waiting for the release of this device. The Toshiba Excite X10 is currently up for pre-order at the online retailer Future Shop’s website.

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Toshiba Excite X10 features 10.1 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of with 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.2 Ghz dual-core OMAP 4430 processor, Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, DLNA capability, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB 2.0, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Toshiba Media Player, Think Free Office, Evernote, Android Market, and Toshiba’s SRS sound enhancement technology.

The iPad 2 measures 8.8 mm, while the Transformer Prime measures 8.3 mm. On the other hand, the Toshiba Excite X10 measures just 7.7 mm and weighs 1.2 pounds. Both 16 GB as well as the 32 GB variant is currently available for pre-order. You can pre-order the 16 GB and 32 GB variant of this device for $549.99 and $599.99 respectively. This device is expected to be available from the end of this month. To pre-order the Toshiba Excite X10 tablet, head over to this page at Future Shop.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 680 (Galaxy Tab 7.7) Now Available In India For Rs 33,751!

Samsung had announced the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in the second half of 2011. However, the company did not announce anything about the availability of the tablet, and now after quite a few months of its announcements, the tablet has started popping up in the retail stores of various regions of the world.

The company has also released the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in India, albeit with a different name – Galaxy Tab 680. The tablet is already available for purchase at the popular Indian e-retailer, Flipkart, for Rs 33,751.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 (680) is the first tablet from Samsung to pack in a Super-AMOLED Plus screen. Internally, the tablet is powered by the blazing fast Exynos 4210 SoC, clocked at 1.4GHz, and an ARM Mali-400MP GPU. There is also 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory, which can be increased via the microSD card slot. While the Tab runs on Honeycomb out of the box, the performance of the tablet is surprisingly good. In fact, early reviews suggest that the tablet is as smooth as the Asus Transformer Prime running Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Tab 680 comes with Wi-Fi as well as 3G connectivity. In fact, users can also use the tablet to make phone calls! All other usual sensors and connectivity features are also present, including a 3MP camera at the back and a 2MP camera in the front.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Headed To Verizon!

Samsung had announced the Galaxy Tab 7.7 quite a few months ago for the International market. Today, the company has outed the same model for the Verizon’s network.

For the unknown, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 comes with a 7.7-inch Super-AMOLED Plus screen with WXGA (1280×800) resolution. This is technically the biggest Super-AMOLED Plus screen Samsung is currently able to produce. Internally, the Tab 7.7 is powered by a blazing fast 1.4GHz Exynos 4210 SoC, an ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, which is arguably one of the fastest SoCs used in Android devices. All the usual stuffs like 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, SD card slot, a 3MP rear camera with an LED flash, a 2MP front camera, 1080p HD video playback and recording capability, LTE support and a slim-waistline of 7.9mm.

Sadly, the Tab 7.7 will come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb along with Sammy’s TouchWIZ UI running on top of it. Since the tablet will be heading to Verizon, the carrier will make sure to install as much bloatware on the handset possible, and will price it insanely high as well.

Toshiba Excite X10 Announced; World’s Thinnest 10-Inch Tablet

Last year, Toshiba launched its first tablet device, the Toshiba Thrive at the CES 2011. This year, Toshiba announced its latest tablet device, the Toshiba Excite X10 at the CES 2012. The Toshiba Excite X10 is currently the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet. This tablet will ship with the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System, but there is no need to worry, since the company has already promised the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for this device. The iPad 2 is 8.8 mm thick, while the Transformer Prime is 8.3 mm thick. On the other hand, the powerful Toshiba Excite X10 measures just 7.7 mm thick.

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Toshiba Excite X10 features 10.1 inch IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, 1.2 Ghz dual-core OMAP 4430 processor, Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 OS), 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB/ 32 GB internal memory, DLNA capability, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3.5 mm headset jack, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB 2.0, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and Toshiba’s SRS sound enhancement technology.

This device measures 7.7 mm and weighs just 1.2 pounds. The 16 GB version of Toshiba Excite X10 will be available for $530, while you can easily get the 32 GB version for $600. This tablet will be available from mid first quarter. Until then, check out the official pics below.

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Sprint’s HTC EVO View 4G Android 3.2 Honeycomb Update Now Available

It was a month ago that HTC started rolling out the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update for the HTC Flyer in Europe. Today, HTC and Sprint have started rolling out the Honeycomb update for the Sprint’s version of the Flyer, the EVO View 4G.

The update with the version number 2.23.651.1 weighs in a little over 217MB in size, so EVO View 4G owners are recommended to use Wi-Fi to download the update. The jump from Gingerbread to Honeycomb was quite a big one, and brings in quite a lot of big changes including H/W  acceleration, new web browser, new Google Apps, new launcher, a tablet optimized UI and much more.

Below is the full change-log of the update-:

  • Physical Hard keys replaced with on screen Soft keys
  • New Google search, available on every page
  • System Bar: Quick access to notifications, status, and soft navigation buttons available at the bottom of the screen
  • Notifications menu moved to the bottom right corner of the screen, on the System Bar.
  • The Action Bar–which can be accessed by touching the Plus Sign icon at the top right of the screen–is the key to contextual, changing menus that are controlled by each application.
  • Enhanced security including Sprint Data Link and 3LM

Fixes include:

  • Google video chat
  • Bluetooth capable in Airplane mode
The update is being rolled out in stages, so it might take a while before the update hits your tablet.

Motorola and Verizon Unveil The Droid Xyboard Tablets; U.S Version Of The XOOM 2

Motorola and Verizon just announced the Droid Xyboard tablets, which are basically the U.S version of the recently unveiled XOOM 2 and the XOOM 2 Media Edition.

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The 10.1-inch XOOM 2 will be known as the Droid Xyboard 10.1, while its smaller variant, the XOOM 2 Media Edition will be known as the Droid Xyboard 8.2. Both the tablets are powered by the old and under-powered Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor and come with 1GB of RAM on-board. The Xyboard tablets sport a IPS display panel for an improved image quality. Other than this, both the tablets have a 5MP camera with Auto-Focus and LED flash at their back, and a 1.3MP HD camera in the front.

Unlike the bulky proportions of the original XOOM, the Droid Xyboard tablets are slimmer and lighter. Outside, the tablets are made with magnesium-reinforced material along with aluminum housing. The tablets will also come with Dijit, an app which will double their tablets as a universal remote. They will also support Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE network. Oh, both the Xyboards also support GSM networks but the capability has been turned off by Motorola and Verizon at the firmware level.

The 10.1-inch and the 8.2-inch Xyboard will come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb on-board, but will get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update sometime early next year. Both the tablets will hit the Verizon retail stores sometime this month. The 16GB 10.1-inch Xyboard will cost $529.99, while the 32GB and 64GB variants will cost $629.99 and $729.99, respectively. The smaller 8.2-inch Xyboard will be available for $429.99 and $529.99 for the 16GB and 32GB variants. These prices include a two-year contract with Verizon as well. No wonder the iPad dominates the tablet market. Until these Android manufacturers price their tablets properly, there is no way they can sell them in large numbers.

Verizon and Motorola, you guys seriously did not get a better name for these tablets other than Xyboard? Seriously?

Toshiba Thrive 7″ Honeycomb Tablet Goes On Sale In The US

Back in September, Toshiba announced the 7 inch Toshiba Thrive tablet. This device is the successor of the original Toshiba Thrive tablet, which was announced and showcased at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. The 7 inch Toshiba Thrive is the company’s second tablet device. This tablet runs on the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System. It might also get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the near future.

This tablet was expected to release in November, but it was delayed due to some unknown reasons. After waiting for a month, the 7 inch Toshiba Thrive finally goes on sale in the US. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs after the break.

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Changelog:

  • 7 inch touchscreen display
  • 1280 x 800 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
  • Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) OS
  • 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 16 or 32 GB internal storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Integrated GPS
  • Android Market
  • miniUSB
  • microHDMI
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Bluetooth
  • Adobe Flash support

The 7 inch Toshiba Thrive is already available at major retailer such as Amazon and Best Buy. Other retailers such as eCost, CostCentral and Applied Computer is selling this device for $468 $428 and $441 respectively. Are you planning to buy this tablet? Lets us know your views in the comments section below.

HTC Flyer Android 3.2 Honeycomb Update Rolling Out In Europe

HTC has just announced via a status update on Facebook that the company will start rolling out the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update for the GSM version of the Flyer, starting from today.

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The Flyer was the first tablet from the Taiwanese manufacturer, and it is powered by a 1.5GHz single-core processor from Snapdragon. This 7-inch tablet has a resolution of 1024×600, and supports HTC’s Scrybe feature.

The HTC Flyer originally launched with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with an enhanced version of Sense UI running on top of it. The Honeycomb update for the Flyer brings with it some much needed enhancements including a tablet optimized UI and hardware accelerated UI. All the basic apps like Calendar, GMail, Contacts and Google Talk have also got a redesign and are much more polished and take advantage of the big screen. Unlike HTC’s Android 2.3 implementation, the Honeycomb update for the Flyer is pretty free from Sense based modifications.

HTC is first rolling out the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update for only the GSM version of the Flyer, which is available in Europe only. Wi-Fi only variants and Flyer owners in the United States need to wait for some more time before their tablet gets the Honeycomb update.