World's thinnest and lightest 10" tablet Toshiba Excite heading to Canada next month, smugglers get ready

World's thinnest and lightest 10" tablet Toshiba Excite heading to Canada next month, smugglers get ready
Canadian tech blogs are celebrating as the ctizenry there will have the chance to try out the world's thinnest 10.1" tablet very soon. The Toshiba Excite is heading the Maple Leaf way in January according to Toshiba's website for a price yet undisclosed, but speculation is that it will actually be available for purchase February.

Just a refresher - the slate is 0.3" (7.7mm) thin with 19.68 oz (558 g) of weight, making it the thinnest and lightest for the screen size tablet available. It still sports 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras, has miniUSB and microHDMI ports, as well as a microSD card slot, with 16GB or 32GB of internal memory. We are talking iPod touch slimness, which is a remarkable achievement, considering that the slate is crafted out of single sheet of aluminum, not plastic, for added rigidity.

The world's most anorexic slate runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, and is powered by 1.2GHz TI OMAP4430 processor. This is the same silicon that runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, so rest assured ICS will be coming to this baby after launch as well, as TI's chips are already optimized for Google's latest mobile OS version. Hopefully we will see the slate in the US soon as well, or you can just play the Old Smuggler across the border. Watch a quick overview of the slate in the video below from the times it was codenamed AT200.

source: Toshiba via MobileSyrup


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Excite 10 LE
  • Display 10.1 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4430, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • OS Android 3.2

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