Toshiba hasn’t exactly been keeping its Excite line of Android tablets a secret; we’ve been hearing about the Excite 10 for months, caught a look at a 7.7-inch model from the MWC, and learned of a gigantic 13.3-inch design. Today Toshiba goes official with all three models, announcing specs and pricing for the Excite 7.7, Excite 10, and Excite 13.3 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets.
This Excite 10 is a different beast from the hardware Toshiba announced for the US at the Excite 10 LE; unlike the LE with its TI chip, all three Excites we’re talking about today run [...]
Earlier today, while looking at the latest Toshiba tablet to be revealed, we lamented how disappointed we were by the news of the underpowered model, especially after seeing some innovative ideas come out of the company, like the 13.3-inch prototype tablet. When we first told you about the device, it didn’t seem like much more than a mock-up, and we weren’t sure if Toshiba would ever produce a working model. As it turns out, we’re getting the opportunity to check out a fully-functional version earlier than we ever thought possible, upon the release of a hands-on video [...]
Toshiba’s been coming to our attention most often lately in its role as a tablet manufacturer, with news of the AT200 heading to new markets under new names, and word of a quad-core 7.7-inch design. Sure, everyone’s got a quad-core tablet to show-off nowadays, but we’ve also seen some really interesting prototypes from Toshiba, like a giant 13.3-inch model. Today, we learn of yet another Toshiba tablet, the 7-inch LT170.
Unfortunately, the LT170 isn’t the most impressive Toshiba model we’ve heard of, with neither hardware specs nor a price that are [...]
It’s that time of the year again, when we’re both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year’s Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year’s show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it.
It’s safe to assume that everyone who was there — or following our MWC coverage — understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform [...]
When we recently looked into the state of tablet sizes, we noted how, despite a few outliers, we’ve been dealing with an upper cut-off at just over 10 inches. Is that a hard limit, though, or might there be a market out there for consumer-targeted tablets that are even larger still? That’s one question Toshiba’s been asking itself lately, as it put together a prototype of a tablet with a massive 13.3-inch screen.
For now, this is just a non-working prototype, and Toshiba is using it to gauge reactions and see if there just might be demand for devices this size. [...]
Back during the CES, we learned that Toshiba was planning to bring its 10.1-inch AT200 tablet to the United States as the Excite 10. While we had pricing information for the tablet, set to be available as a $530 16GB model or a $600 32GB version, we didn’t hear any stabs at a US launch date more precise than sometime around the middle of this quarter. Today, Toshiba announces the tablet’s availability as well as gives its name a slight adjustment.
Instead of the Excite 10, the manufacturer will now release the tablet in the States as the Excite 10 LE. Toshiba [...]
Last year, we learned about Toshiba’s ten-inch AT200 tablet, a dual-core OMAP4-based model Toshiba more recently announced will be coming to the US as the Excite X10. For the MWC, it looks like the manufacturer has been trying to simultaneously shrink-down the size of the X10 while outfitting it with some more powerful hardware. We don’t yet have a name for what it ultimately came up with, an Ice Cream Sandwich-running 7.7-inch Tegra 3 tablet.
By keeping the same 1280×800 resolution as the X10, this smaller tablet will benefit from increased pixel density, [...]
The answer many Thrive owners were waiting for might have come via Twitter, as Toshiba USA confirms “targeting the end of Spring for ICS availability on the Thrive 10-inch”. Later updates also confirm the 7-inch Thrive to get the same treat. Currently, Toshiba’s Thrive tablets run on Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb and come with a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 8, 16 or 32GB of storage capacity, 1GB of RAM, two cameras, WiFi and Bluetooth.
Except for an official roll-out date, this is still good news for users, even if “the end of Spring” could [...]
We’ve seen a slimmed-down Toshiba Android tablet around Christmas and it turned out to be the Toshiba AT200, coming to the U.S. as the Toshiba Excite X10 in mid-Q1 2012.
If you live in the U.K., you can now pick up the AT200 for £399 (around $630); the price refers to the 16GB WiFi model but the 32GB WiFi goes for £449 (roughly $715). It is advertised to be the world’s thinnest tablet at 7.7mm (at least until we see some more tablets at MWC) and it packs a 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1GB of RAM, 10.1-inch display with 1280×800 resolution and runs Android 3.2 [...]
Toshiba’s rumored Android tablet may soon debut at the IFA conference in Germany if rumors are accurate. The Android tablet is rumored to be called the Toshiba SmartPad and will come with a 10-inch screen and be powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset.
A photo was of the device was recently leaked onto the Internet ahead of its IFA rumored debut. The device will reportedly have a metal frame, four buttons on the right side when the SmartPad is held in landscape orientation, and come with USB and HDMI ports.
It’s unclear at this point whether the SmartPad will [...]
The slimmed-down ten-inch tablet from Toshiba which we’ve seen around Christmas time turned out to be the final design for the Toshiba AT200. The manufacturer just announced that it will arrive to the U.S. as the Excite X10, running Honeycomb but being Ice Cream Sandwich-ready.
The specs, as we’ve already seen, are a step forward from the Thrive. Packing a 1.2GHz TI OMAP4430 processor, the Excite X10 will operate with the help of a full gigabyte of RAM, and display images on the 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. There’s a combo of a [...]
It’s been just about a year since we first saw the Toshiba TG01 Tsunagi running Windows Phone 7. Then, right at the start of this past summer, video surfaced actually showing the operating system running on Tsunagi hardware. Now, the tireless efforts of developers have led to the release of a working, unofficial copy of WP7 for the aging smartphone.
The Tsunagi arrived running Windows Mobile 6.1. With a 1GHz Snapdragon and only 256MB of RAM, it’s just barely up to muster as WP7 device, but worked well enough to see its adoption as a Windows Phone development [...]
The age of 720p smartphone displays is just beginning, with phones like the Galaxy Nexus on the way that will squeeze a high-definition picture down to a portable size. None of us expect the race for higher-and-higher resolutions and denser-and-denser pixel structures to stop now, but where exactly is it heading? Toshiba just announced a new display it’s engineered for portable devices that looks like it could set the bar pretty darn high.
This particular component is a smidge too large for a typical smartphone screen, measuring in at 6.1 inches, which lands it in that [...]
You might remember the Toshiba TG-01 Windows Mobile-powered phone from two years ago which was also spotted running Windows Phone 7. With its 1GHz processor and 256MB of RAM it seems to cope well with Redmond’s new mobile platform.
It’s really not known why some TG-01s were updated to Windows Phone — some say people used them internally for testing purposes — but if you would like to have one for your personal collection, there’s one for sale. Follow the source link to place your offer but be cautious as always when purchasing online, especially if [...]
You must have read that the Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T will be allegedly launched in August as the first ever handset to officially run Windows Phone 7 Mango. According to some new reports, Mango might come earlier than you thought!
Microsoft, operator KDDI and Fujitsu-Toshiba are reportedly preparing for a July 27 event where the three companies will allegedly be announcing the IS12T Windows Phone. The carrier reportedly even sent out press invitations to the media and journalists for the event where everyone believes the first ever official Windows Phone running Mango will be [...]
The Toshiba TG-01, aka Tsunagi, was the world’s first smartphone to come out with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It was running Windows Mobile 6.1 and now, just like the HTC HD2, is (unofficially) running Windows Phone 7.
The TG-01 has been spotted running Windows Phone 7 before and its specs definitely allow for the new Redmond platform operation. Its processor is 1GHz and RAM is 256MB which suit the minimum hardware specs Microsoft has set out for OEMs. Hardware features, just like in the case of the HTC HD2 — which has roughly double the RAM of the TG-01 — are [...]
Toshiba is stepping up its game when it comes to mobile displays, announcing a series of Low Temperature Poly-Silicon screens that will be available in pixel densities up to a Retina-Display-trumping 367ppi, which it intends to show off at the Society for Information Display International Symposium this week.
These LTPS screens will come in several configurations, but we’re most interested in the high-end figures. That means a four-inch screen with a proper 720p, 1280 x 720 resolution capable of showing unscaled HD content. This series of LTPS components will range in size [...]
Whether you’re hooking your HDMI-equipped smartphone up to your TV to watch a video, surf the web, or enjoy a game, the last thing you want happening is your phone’s battery dying halfway through. Sure, you could plug in your charger as well as the HDMI cable, but why not simplify things? A new standard called the Mobile High-Definition Link, or MHL, proposes to draw power directly from the TV, as well as giving you some new options to control your phone.
MHL uses a connector that’s compatible with HDMI, so smartphones designed with MHL in mind could still [...]
Remember the Toshiba TG03? This rumored third handset in the high-end Windows Mobile 6.5-powered TG-series was first tipped in April 2009 by way of a leaked roadmap and very early render; it was said to be a three-channel surround sound version of the TG02, which itself was a waterproof variant of the original TG01 that never seems to have come to market. Well thanks to the wonderful camera finder feature on Picasa, we learned that the TG03 snapped a mere six pictures which were uploaded to the photo sharing site, spanning the period September 27th (the exact same day it appeared on [...]
The California Institute of Technology decided to enter the lawsuit game as it brought companies like LG, Pantech, Nokia, Toshiba and STMicro to the Los Angeles court on November 24, claiming the aforementioned companies infringed nine camera related patents with their mobile phones and components.
Six years ago, the Pasadena university sued Canon and Nikon among other camera manufacturers for infringing six patents for pixel sensors but the recent lawsuit is referring to sensor technology being used in mobile phones. Caltech is seeking unspecified damages for willful [...]
Toshiba’s Windows Mobile-powered TG01, one of the first devices to sport Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor, has been gifted with its first working builds of Android. As is usually the case with these early ports, most of the handset’s functionality is untapped, because drivers have yet to be written/modified for the phone’s particular hardware. Still, users are reporting that several kernels are now bootable thanks to the work of coder Markinus, who managed to get basics like the touchscreen, USB port, and SD slot working; however, with no wireless [...]
KDDI Corporation and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company have announced yesterday their plans for three Android powered devices to hit the Japanese market after late December 2010, the Regza IS04, IS05 and the SIRIUSα IS06.
The Toshiba made Regza IS04 is not only water proof but will feature a 12-megapixel camera to capture images that will be displayed on its 4-inch FWVGA (Full Wide Video Graphics Array, 854x 480) display, with the aid of a 1GHz Snapdragon processor running Android 2.1 Eclair. Such a high megapixel count is not uncommon as we’ve seen the Altek Leo, [...]