New Android Tablets From Toshiba

Apr 10, 2012

Toshiba America, Inc. launched three Excite Android tablets, spanning 7.7 inches to 13 inches. Each runs NVIDIA's quadcore Tegra 3 processor. The new Excite 10, Excite 13, and Excite 7.7 tablets run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and each have a 5-megapixel main camera along with a 2-megapixel front camera.

The Toshiba Excite 7.7 has an AMOLED display, a microUSB port, and a microSD card slot. Toshiba claims runtimes of up to 10 hours and standby of a full week, along with 1GB of RAM on the Excite 10. The Excite 13 has quad speakers with SRS Labs audio and an included tablet stand; its batteries reportedly can run for up to 13 hours or up to 7 days on standby.

Toshiba claims that all three tablets will get various custom Toshiba apps alongside the Android usual, including ebook software, a media streaming tool, and preloaded Netflix and Zinio apps. The Excite 10 will go on sale in May, followed by the 7.7 and 13 at the beginning of June, according to Toshiba.