Enterprise Mobility: Toshiba Android Tablet Prototypes Pique Interest at CES

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2012-01-13
 
 
 

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Toshiba envisions this Android slate will be great for gaming and film watching, as well as video collaboration sessions for enterprise workers. It has USB 2.0, micro USB, micro HDMI ports and a full-sized SD slot for connectivity. Going forward, Dang said Toshiba plans to experiment with new tablet form factors in much the same way it does with its laptops.

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Toshiba Excite X10

The first of the prototypes coming to the market is the Excite X10, which is only 0.3 inches thin—amazing. It also has the ports offered in the previous Thrive models, including micro USB, micro HDMI and SD slot. The rubbery Easy Grip surface of the original Toshiba Thrive has vanished from this new prototype, though.

Toshiba Excite X10

Excite X10 Close-Up

Here's a close-up of the skinny slate, which Dang said has a Gorilla Glass screen resolution of 1,280???800.

Excite X10 Close-Up

Going Hands On With the X10

We got to go hands-on briefly with this Android 3.2 Honeycomb flavored tablet, which is powered by a 1.2GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor.

Going Hands On With the X10

Back Panel View

The Excite X10 is encased in magnesium alloy to complement the sturdy Gorilla Glass.

Back Panel View

Toshiba 7.7-inch Tablet

Check out this 7.7-inch tablet, whose differentiator Dang told eWEEK is the crisp, bright active-matrix organic LED (AMOLED) screen. Dang said it's "ideal for mobility," and boasts the same ports as the other devices.

Toshiba 7.7-inch Tablet

Second Look

Heres a close-up of the 7.7-inch slate with a screen that resembles Samsung's great AMOLED displays. We realize the photo doesn't do the screen justice, challenged as our camera was by the bright lights reflecting off the glass casing.

Second Look

Toshiba Gaming Tablet

Dang also showed us this 5.1-inch tablet with a wide, 21:9 aspect ratio. The idea is that this will be a little gaming tablet, targeted for Asia.

Toshiba Gaming Tablet

As Low as It Goes

It's no "phablet," though; it lacks phone capabilities. That's OK, as this is as low as Toshiba plans to go with tablet sizes.

As Low as It Goes

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