Toshiba unveils Excite X10 – the thinnest tablet (7.7 mm)

Toshiba unveils Excite X10 – the thinnest tablet (7.7 mm)

Toshiba introduced the thinnest tablet at CES. The Excite X10 has only 7.7 mm, it is thinner even than the iPad 2. It remains to see how long they will keep that title, as will many exciting launches at CES and Mobile World Congress 2012.

Excite X10 is lightweight, which is less than 500 grams. Tablet from Toshiba is a premium, with an elegant design and top specifications. Comes with a 10.1 inch screen with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The processor has 1.2 GHz and 1 GB of RAM memory.

Excite X10 has a 5 megapixels main camera and a 2-megapixels front camera for video calls. The camera can shoot in 720p HD resolution. It can connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi b/g/n, with no SIM card slot, so no HSDPA support. But Tablet has GPS.

The operating system is Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but Toshiba will put Ice Cream Sandwich on all new models later this year. It is worth mentioning that Toshiba does not use its own user interface, leaving it as Android. It is good news for Android fans, especially since some interfaces to use the device unnecessarily slow.

Other features of the tablet are microUSB ports, HDMI Micro, microSD slot and audio jack.

Units will be available for shipping in late February. Pricing for Excite X10 16GB storage is $530 while the 32GB option will be sold for $600. The price is not officially confirmed.

New 3D displays for smartphones and tablets on CES 2012

New 3D displays for smartphones and tablets on CES 2012

Even if the panels 3D without glasses not too impressed at CES 2011, the situation seems to change in a fast pace this year at CES 2012.

MasterImage 3D – manufacturer of panels with different affinities – has already released a press release that boasts two new panels for portable devices that will reach this year’s CES.

Both panels are capable of displaying 3D content without the aid of glasses and both use matrix technology to generate cells that parallax effect.

The first panel is 4.3 inches diagonally and is capable of displaying 3D content at 720p resolution. Since there are already several smartphones on the market with 3D panels will not be long before the likes of HTC and they integrated 3D EVO.

On the tablets, the same company announced a 10.1-inch WUXGA panel (1920 x 1200) also capable of displaying images in three dimensions. If you are lucky enough to get to CES next week, demos with these panels will be made with a set of devices powered by OMAP4430 and OMAP4460 processors those from Texas Instruments. On the operating system Android will be used.

Remains that someone advised to take a look at these boards and to give their opinion, so far without glasses 3D experiences were not quite painlessly.

Content presented on MasterImage 3D glasses-free 3D technology:

  • 3D Movie Trailers (including Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment)
  • National Geographic (U2 3D, Sea Monsters 3D; Flying Monsters 3D)
  • Handpicked playlists of 3D videos on YouTube
  • Animated Book (HarperCollins)— Fancy Nancy and Splat the Cat (3D conversion by Venture 3D)
  • 2D to 3D conversions (Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last by Legend3D)
  • Independent Shorts (Digital Revolution Studios)
  • Music Videos (AWOLNATION’s Not Your Fault – by The Faktion)