Toshiba's Helping Canadians Trim Down with the World's Thinnest 10-Inch Tablet

Excite 10 LE Tablet sets new standard for tablet design with ultra-thin form factor and robust range of ports

MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Toshiba of Canada Limited is excited to announce today the launch of the Excite 10 LE Tablet, the world's thinnest 10-inch tablet, to the Canadian market. Measuring in at just 0.3 inches (7.7mm) thin and weighing just 1.18 pounds (535g), this highly anticipated, next-gen tablet offers users premium design coupled with essential ports and features for a more complete mobile computing experience.

Premium Design
Ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-powerful, Toshiba's Android™-powered Excite 10 LE Tablet features a high-resolution 10.1-inch diagonal AutoBrite™ display, making it an ideal canvas for browsing and entertainment. Designed with both durability and style in mind, the device is equipped with a high-quality magnesium alloy surface and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass display with an anti-smudge coating for greater resiliency.

"Consumers don't want to compromise. For a flexible and intuitive tablet experience, they want a product that offers maximum portability without sacrificing familiar ports and features," said Steve Wong, Product Manager at Toshiba.  "The Excite 10 LE Tablet was designed to deliver the best of both worlds."

All the Essentials on Board
The Excite 10 LE Tablet offers consumers Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity and comes with all essential interfaces and ports onboard, including micro-USB and HDMI® ports and a micro-SD slot for effortless content sharing with other devices. The micro-HDMI® port allows users to push HD content from their tablet screen to a large screen HDTV. Front and back HD cameras provide convenient photo capture as well as 1080p video recording and conferencing. Stereo speakers amped up with exclusive sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS® Labs deliver superior entertainment capabilities.

Smart Multicore Performance with Long Battery Life
Powered by the Texas Instruments OMAP™4430 mobile processor, the Excite 10 LE Tablet delivers smart multicore processing power without draining battery life. The multicore design features two ARM Cortex™ A9 cores plus dual-channel memory for greater speed and efficiency, allowing for smooth web browsing and multi-tasking plus high definition video and entertainment.

Powered by the Latest Android™ Technology
The Excite 10 LE Tablet will ship with Android™ 3.2, Honeycomb but will be upgradable to Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Tablet owners will be automatically prompted to make the upgrade free of charge when the Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich update is available. Also included is a full suite of familiar Google Mobile™ services, including Android Market™, YouTube™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ and Google Music™.

Specifications

  • Android™ 3.2, Honeycomb upgradable to Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 10.1-inch diagonal LED Backlit widescreen Corning Gorilla Glass display with IPS technology and 10-finger multi-touch support
  • 1280 x 800 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor; 1.2GHz with 1GB LPDDR2 RAM
  • 16GB and 32GB configurations
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • Micro USB, Micro HDMI ports
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Gyroscope, Accelerometer, GPS, eCompass and Ambient Light Sensor
  • Stereo speakers with sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS®Labs
  • Built-in 25 watt-hour rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • 10.1" (W) x 6.9" (D) x 0.3" (H)
  • 1.18 pounds (535g)

Availability and Pricing
The Toshiba Excite 10 LE Tablet will be available in March 2012 online from major Canadian retailers and ShopToshiba.ca.

16GB Model: $549.99 MSRP
32 GB Model: $599.99 MSRP

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Toshiba of Canada

Toshiba of Canada Limited is a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of electronic products and semiconductors. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba of Canada is a digital technology leader with a wide range of Audio Visual personal computers, laptop computers, tablets, high definition televisions, DVD players and Blu-ray players. Throughout its history, Toshiba's commitment to technological and environmental innovations has distinguished the corporation from its competitors. For more information, visit Toshiba on Facebook or Twitter.

Google, Android, Android Market, YouTube, Google Mobile services, Google Maps, and Gmail are trademarks of Google Inc.

SOURCE Toshiba of Canada Limited

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