a trio of new Ice Cream Sandwich tablets on Monday: the Excite 7.7, Excite 10 and Excite 13, at 7.7, 10 and a massive 13.3 inches, respectively. At the time the company announced that it was launching the (boring) 10-inch version in May, with the 7.7 and 13-inchers to follow in June. It looks like they're wasting no time in making the deadline, as Liliputing spotted the obligatory FCC ID page for the Excite 10, a necessary step for any piece of wireless consumer electronics in the US.
a single 10-inch model, grows by three today. The company pulled the curtain off three new entries in the line, with screens sized 7.7, 10 and a massive 13.3-inches, all of them running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with NVIDIA Tegra 3 processors. The Excite 10 goes on sale next month, with the Excite 7.7 and Excite 13 following in June.
TechFokus got a good look at it at on video. In addition to its size, software and media prowess, it's also running an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, matching the one found in the earlier 7.7-inch prototype. Unlike that model and the currently on-sale Excite AT200, the AT 330 employs what looks like a more contemporary plastic body accented with metal. The extra space allows the gigantic tablet to accommodate 32GB of storage and a full-sized SD card slot (not MicroSD). It's also got HDMI-out, plus a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing cam. There's no word on what kind of resolution it's got, but based on the video, it looks like a 1920x1200 LCD panel. Check it out in action below: [youtube RLyW2asc460#!] Toshiba says the AT330 is just a prototype for now, and considering the size it's hard to blame them. Of course there's nothing about a 13.3-inch screen that's inherintly wrong, it's just that up to now it's always been in a laptop form factor that's meant to rest on something else. Holding a 10-inch tablet can be tiring after a while (hence the multitude of stands out there) so it's hard to imagine how doing the same would be for something even bigger. Probably a lot like a slightly lighter version of the old tablet PCs, one would think. What say you, readers - what's the upper limit for you? [via 9to5 Google]
Pocket-Lint they have just snapped a few photos of a brand new 13.3" prototype Tegra 3 quad-core tablet from Toshiba at a conference in the UK. It's amazingly thin and looks quite beautiful. I'm just not sure what I'd use something that large for.
we got to glance at the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. We received a few snapshots with it alongside the original 5.3" Galaxy Note for an easy comparison. Usually you don't see devices ship with Adobe Photoshop, but the Note 10.1 will already include Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas - a few apps that cost $10 each on the Android Market.
super-skinny Excite was... uh... exciting. Get a load of this 7.7-inch version of the hardware, with the all-important (and seemingly ubiquitous) addition of an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. The beautiful little tablet is code-named the AT270, and in addition to the processor it sports a full 1280x800 AMOLED(!) screen, 1GB of RAM and - wait for it - Ice Cream Sandwich. This one's obviously in the early stages of development, but shows a lot of promise already - we'd be very surprised if it didn't reach retail shelves at some point this year.
Ice Cream Sandwich is all the rage right now and we are slowly learning the update paths and plans for all the popular devices. Toshiba has been pretty quite as of late but this week they finally gave us a little more details although nothing concrete. Confirming that Android 4.0 ICS for the Thrive wont be here for a while. Possibly as late as the end of June.