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

Lenovo Announces The Android Powered Lenovo S2 Smartphone

Lenovo recently announced the new Lenovo S2 smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset might disappoint some Android fans, since the device runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, instead of the new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. Apart from that, Lenovo has skinned the Lenovo S2 smartphone with its Lenovo Magic 3.0 user interface.

lenovo s2 smartphone

The Lenovo S2 features a 3.8 inch display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, powerful 1.4 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8260 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Lenovo Magic 3.0 UI, 8 megapixel rear camera, VGA front facing-camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 3.5 mm headset jack, HDMI-out, 512MB RAM / 1 GB RAM, 8 GB/ 16 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Micro USB, MHL Connectivity and a 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery.

The Lenovo S2 smartphone includes a unique Kernel-level security system to protect personal data, prevent phishing and control network and SMS traffic. This handset also allows you to instantly syncs photos, music, videos and personal information with a dedicated online storage space and share it across multiple devices. The price of this device will be announced soon. The Lenovo S2 will be first available in China, followed by other European and Asian markets.

Nokia Offers Free Hotel Rides For CES Attendees In Metro Tiled Buses

Earlier today the New York Times published a two-page write up on the design brilliance of Windows Phone 7. Not appreciated for their software designs, the New York Times article tries to make the point that with Windows Phone 7, Microsoft has turned a new leaf. Within the article was information about the launch of Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 7 device—Lumia 900. Picked up by several websites, the NYT says Nokia will unveil the Lumia 900 at CES. The phone will sport a sleek metallic body, 4.3″ screen and 8MP camera. The phone will be sold via AT&T and will be at the center of the $2 Million marketing push planned by Microsoft and Nokia. As part of the promotions planned, AT&T representatives will be given incentives for promoting the new range of Windows Phone 7 devices, something that Microsoft should’ve done at Mango’s launch.

All this brings me to Nokia’s presence at CES 2012 happening at Vegas. Microsoft’s Ben Lower who reached Vegas shared on Twitter Nokia’s early bird promotions for their announcements. Nokia is offering free bus rides to attendee hotels at the airport. The buses covered in Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 Lumia art work have some rather catchy captions. According Lower, Nokia is also demonstrating the devices to attendees. Images courtesy Ben Lower:

While I am travelling India, Keith, Parth and Romit from Techie Buzz will be at ground zero to bring us hands-on coverage of the event.