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.

toshiba excite x10

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.

toshiba excite x10

toshiba excite x10

toshiba excite x10

toshiba excite x10

toshiba excite x10

Lenovo Idea Tab S2 10 Tablet Announced; Comes With Android 4.0 & 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPU

Along with the Lenovo S2 smartphone, the manufacturer has also unveiled the new Lenovo Idea Tab S2 10 tablet at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas. This tablet runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. Lenovo has skinned the Lenovo Idea Tab S2 10 tablet with the Lenovo Mondrian user interface, instead of the new Lenovo Magic 3.0 UI found in the Lenovo S2 smartphone.

lenovo idea tab s2

Lenovo Idea Tab S2 10 features a 10.1 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8960 dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, Lenovo Mondrian UI, 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB /32 GB /64 GB internal storage, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, micro USB, micro SD card slot, micro HDMI ports, Android Market and up to 9 hours of battery life.

The Lenovo Idea Tab S2 10 tablet comes with a keyboard dock, which offers an incredible 20 hours of battery life. This device will also be first available in China, followed by other important markets worldwide. Lenovo has not yet announced the price of this device. We will update you as soon as the price is announced. Until then, check out the official pics after the break.

lenovo idea tab s2

lenovo idea tab s2

lenovo idea tab s2

Motorola Xoom Price Drops To Rs.22,500 In India

Exactly one year ago, Motorola unveiled its first tablet device, the Motorola Xoom. This device runs on the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System. Motorola Xoom was announced and showcased at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Within a few months, Motorola officially launched this device in India. The 32GB Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi + 3G version was originally priced at Rs.39,990. BlackBerry and Samsung have recently reduced the price of the BlackBerry PlayBook and Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi respectively in India. Now, popular online retailers such as Flipkart and LetsBuy are selling the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi + 3G at a reduced price of just Rs.22,500.

motorola xoom

Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi features with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) OS, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, micro USB 2.0, Corporate Sync, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR + HID, 32GB internal memory, SD card support, 1GB DDR2 RAM, Google Chrome bookmark sync and incognito mode, Android Market, Integrated GPS, up to 10 hour video playback and a 3250 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

LetsBuy is currently selling the 32GB Motorola Xoom at a reduced price of just Rs.22,500. On the other hand, Flipkart is selling this device for Rs.22,999. This is definitely a good news for the potential tablet buyers in India, since the powerful Motorola Xoom is also expected to get the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the coming months. Are you planning to buy one? If yes, then check out the links below.

Beetel Magiq Glide Android Tablet Launched In India For Rs.11,999

Beetel, a part of the Bharti Group, recently launched its third tablet device, the Beetel Magiq Glide in India. This tablet is the successor of the Beetel Magiq II tablet. This device runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. Beetel Magiq Glide comes with Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n and 3G connectivity options.

Mr. Vinod Sawhny Executive Director & CEO, Beetel Teletech, said,
“The Magiq Glide is the latest addition to our successful Magiq range of tablets, which has been highly appreciated by the Indian consumers. After an extensive market research and keeping in mind the feedback received from our customers on our previous products we have come up with the Magiq Glide. The new tablet has all the features available in our previous products, which our customers liked and additionally we have added a capacitive touch screen to enrich the touch experience.”

beetel magiq glide

Beetel Magiq Specifications:

  • 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 800 x 480 pixel resolution
  • 1 GHz processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System
  • Custom UI
  • Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n
  • 3G Connectivity
  • GSM calling support
  • 2 megapixel rear camera
  • 2 megapixel front camera for video calling
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth
  • USB connector
  • Android Market
  • 8 GB Internal memory
  • 16 GB expandable memory
  • 2200 mAh battery

The Beetel Magiq Glide tablet comes with a price-tag of Rs.11,999 (approx. $230). The original Beetel Magiq tablet was expected to get the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, but the company has not yet started rolling out the update even after 4 months of its official launch. If you are planning to buy this tablet, then don’t expect the Android 2.3 update, at least for the next few months. The Beetel Magiq Glide will compete with other entry-level Android tablets such as HCL ME Tablet X1, Reliance 3G Tab and iBall Slide in the Indian market.

iPad Now 97% of Tablet Traffic

Earlier this June,  comScore reported that the iPad was responsible for 89% of worldwide tablet traffic in May, thus continuing to dominate the market it defined last year. Today, a new report from comScore reveals that  almost 7 percent of all US web traffic, with Apple’s iOS representing a 58.5 percent of all mobile traffic, and the iPad now accounts for more traffic than iPhones.  The growth of mobile devices has claimed a 6.8 percent chunk of US web traffic from conventional PCs.

comScore iPad Oct 11comScore iPad Oct 11The data shows that among the two thirds of traffic is from mobile phones and a remaining third is generated by tablet users. In fact, ComScore reports that Apple’s iPad now accounts for 97.2 percent of all tablet-originating web traffic, which goes to prove that competitors have not yet released a significant tablet competitor. In addition, the iPad accounts for 46.8 percent of web traffic generated among all iOS users.

“Although the Android platform accounts for the highest share of the smartphone market (43.7 percent in August),” comScore stated, “its total audience among mobile and connected devices in current use is eclipsed by the Apple iOS audience.”

comScore also reported that almost half of tablet owners have completed purchases using their tablet. Even though Apple has a minor lead over Android in terms of installed based (unique users), this data shows that Apple has a major lead in the mobile traffic.

In conclusion, Android tablets are crushing iPad web traffic from 2.8% to 97.2%.

HTC Flyer Price Dropped To $299.99 At Best Buy

Earlier this year, HTC announced its first tablet device – the HTC Flyer at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. This device was released later in the Q2 of 2011 with a price tag of $499.99. HTC Flyer is one of the best 7 inch Android powered tablet. But, on the other hand, it is also the costliest 7 inch tablet available in the market.

HTC Flyer

Most of the Android tablets launched in this year, runs on the latest Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System, which is specially designed for tablet device. But, the HTC Flyer runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, which is not optimized for tablet devices. Due to the low sales of this tablet, Best Buy permanently reduced the price of the HTC Flyer from $499.99 to $299.99.

HTC Flyer features a 7 inch touch-sensitive TFT screen with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, 1.5 GHz single core processor, Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS), HTC Sense UI, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus, 1.3 megapixel front camera, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Micro-USB, 16 GB internal memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, GPS, up to 820 hours stand-by time, up to 4 hours video playback and a 4000 mAh battery.

HTC has already promised that the HTC Flyer will be upgraded to the Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS, but we’ve seen nothing yet. The HTC Flyer will now be available for just $299.99 at Best Buy starting from October 1.

Toshiba Unveils The Thrive 7″ Honeycomb Tablet

Earlier this year, Toshiba announced its first tablet device – the Toshiba Thrive. It was unveiled and showcased at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Last month, Toshiba announced its second tablet device – the Toshiba AT-200 tablet at the IFA event. It had a slim waistline measuring only 7.7mm. Now, Toshiba went ahead and unveiled its third tablet device – the Toshiba Thrive 7″. This tablet is the 7 inch version of the original Toshiba Thrive tablet. It runs on the latest version of Android Honeycomb Operating System. Toshiba Thrive 7″ tablet comes with the company’s exclusive Adaptive Display and Resolution+ video enhancement technologies. Check out the complete specs below.

This is a seven-inch tablet done right,said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. The Thrive 7Tablet is the first seven-inch tablet in the U.S. market to offer a true HD display that when combined with the selection of ports, premium audio, and a better, more robust Android experience make it a great choice for on-the-go consumers looking for a no-compromise tablet.

toshiba thrive 7 inch

Toshiba Thrive 7″ Tablet Specs:

  • 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
  • miniUSB
  • microHDMI
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Bluetooth
  • Adobe Flash support
  • Integrated GPS
  • Android Market

The Toshiba Thrive 7tablet weighs only 0.88 pounds and measures just 0.47 inches. The price and release date of this tablet will be announced later. Are you planning to buy this tablet? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Spice MiTab Android Tablet Launched In India For Rs.12,990

Last month, Reliance Communication launched its Android tablet in India. This month, iBall launched its very-own tablet device. And now, Spice Mobility has joined the bandwagon. Spice Mobility recently launched its new Spice MiTab Android tablet. This device runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it comes with a 7 inch touchscreen display as well as a powerful 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Spice MiTab is already available at Flipkart from the last couple of weeks.

spice mi tab

Mobile Internet is a revolution, a new trend which comes from the customers’ connectivity need to be always on. Tablets play an important part in this revolution. Tablets may very well be the 1st PC for most of the Indians. There has been a growing demand for tabs’ which can do so much ranging from multimedia to social networking to even your official work. MiTab is a result of that endeavor to provide the youth not only the super smooth touch experience but a stylish and feature packed product at an affordable price,” said B K Modi, chairman of Spice Mobility.

Spice MiTab features a 7 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Bluetooth, 2 megapixel rear camera, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera, Video recording capabilities, HD (720p) video playback, 3.5mm headset jack, GPS with A-GPS, 155 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, Android Market and a 4200 mAh battery.

Spice MiTab comes with a price tag of Rs.12,990, but you can get this device for around Rs.11,990. This device will compete with other entry-level Android tablets such as Beetel Magiq, HCL ME AE7-A1, Reliance 3G Tab and iBall Slide in India. You can also purchase this device at Flipkart or LetsBuy.

Spice Mi-720 Android Tablet Now Available In India For Rs.11,990

Tablets are not much popular in India compared to the mobile phones, but most of the Indian manufacturers have already joined the bandwagon of launching their own tablet. Soon after Reliance Communication launched their Android powered tablet, Spice Communications announced their very own tablet. The tablet is named as Spice Mi-720 and it runs on the older version of Android Operating System.

Spice has reasonably priced this Android tablet, to attract more customers in India. It comes with a 7 inch touchscreen display, 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2 megapixel rear camera and much more. Popular online retailers such as Flipkart and BestBuy are already selling this tablet in India. If you are looking for an entry-level Android tablet, then your search comes to an end.

spice mi 720

Spice Mi-720 Specifications:

  • 7 inch touchscreen display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS
  • 2 megapixel rear camera
  • 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Video recording capabilities
  • HD (720p) video playback
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  • 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 155 MB internal memory
  • microSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 4 GB ROM
  • Android Market
  • 4200 mAh battery

Spice Mi-720 comes with a price tag of just Rs.11,990. This tablet is nearly Rs.1000 cheaper compared to the Reliance tablet. Moreover, Spice Mi-720 is not locked to any operator. You have the freedom to use the SIM card of any GSM operator in India. To get this device, head over to Flipkart or LetsBuy.

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE

Samsung recently announced a new LTE version of its popular tablet, the Galaxy Tab 8.9. It is the company’s third tablet device and it runs on the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System, which is specially designed for tablet devices. The original Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 comes with different connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, Bluetooth 3.0 and MicroUSB, but the new Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE comes with an added LTE connectivity option.

“With the introduction of GALAXY S II LTE and GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE, we will take the capabilities of these devices to a whole new level. LTE redefines the user experience made possible by these devices and opens entirely new possibilities in terms of content viewing, sharing, quality and connectivity,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

samsung galaxy tab 8.9 lte

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE features a 8.9 inch WXGA display, 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz dual core application processor, Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) OS, Samsung TouchWiz UX, 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) video playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Adobe Flash Player 10.2, Gyroscope, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Quickoffice HD Editor, Stereo Speaker, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, LTE Connectivity, Android Market, Social Hub, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Samsung Mini Apps Tray and a 6000 mAh battery.

Theoretically, the LTE technology allows you to download files at speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload at speeds of up to 50 Mbps. It means that you can download an entire film in less than two minutes. The LTE variant of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 measures just 8.6mm and weighs only 455g. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE will be showcased at the IFA 2011, along with the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE.