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Last Updated: January 16th, 2012

Update: Here's our hands-on with the Excite x10 (note: we misstated that the processor is a Snapdragon S4, it's actually a TI OMAP4430 - we blame Toshiba's open bar):

It's no secret that Toshiba's first attempt at an Android tablet was on the receiving end of a decent amount of criticism for its less-than-ideal size, so the company decided to super-model up its newest offering to the world, the Excite X10. The Excite, the world's thinnest tablet (for the moment at least), coming in at a mere 7.7mm thick and weighing in at only 1.2lbs. Unfortunately, while it may be able to wear the first! badge in regards to size, the rest of the tablet doesn't look as promising.

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The Excite X10 offers the same specs we heard about back in September - a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor and 1GB of RAM, a 10.1-inch 1,280x800 display, along with miniHDMI, microUSB, and a microSD card slot. The Excite will likely run Android 3.2 out of the box, and while Toshiba has already said that it's "Ice Cream Sandwich ready," a timeframe as to when 4.0 will show up on the device hasn't been mentioned.

Also announced today was an HSPA+ version of the port-packin' Thrive, which is ready to roll on AT&T's network. The "4G-equipped" Thrive will share identical specs with its Wi-Fi only brother, including a dual-core Tegra 2, 1GB of RAM, 10.1-inch display, and more ports than you can shake a stick at.

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As far as pricing is concerned, the Thrive 4G will set you back $480 for the 16GB or $560 for the 32GB model sans-agreement, while the Excite X10 will start at $530 for the 16GB model and go up from there.

Both tablets are expected to be available sometime in Q1.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Dan

    WHy would anyone buy this over a transformer prime. its $30 for half the storage, with worse everything. toshiba just doesn't get it

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, it's definitely behind the times right now. This is what the Thrive should have been to compete with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 properly.

    • http://wave-france.blogspot.com supercopter

      Well, at least Toshiba has got the connectivity part right. I agree that these specs seems to be from last year but I still have to find a recent tablet with out-of-the-box HDMI, USB and SD card (all that mini/micro or not) without any additional dock required...

    • Rance

      Well considering the Prime is absolute garbage when it comes to wifi reception and GPS, I dunno, maybe the Toshiba model will actually do what it's supposed to?

  • Tyler C

    Wow, what a sad joke. At least it is a million times better looking than the Thrive.
    And with that aluminum backing, the GPS probably functions just as horrible as the Prime's. But with 16GB that should definitely cost no more than $430.

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