Toshiba made a splash with 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.
While the Excite 10 doesn’t have the AMOLED panel of its little brother or the impressive size of its larger brother, it’s still a high-end Tegra 3 tablet launching with Ice Cream Sandwich, and that’s something worth celebrating. The quad-core processor is paired to 1GB of RAM with a 5MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front. Plenty of connection options round out the package: MicroUSB, MicroHDMI, and a full-sized SD card slot. The 10-inch LCD screen gets a standard 1280×800 resolution, and Toshiba claims a ten hour battery life.
Capacity options range from 16GB to 32GB and all the way up to 64GB, at $449.99, $529.99 and $649.99 respectively. Compared to other Android tablets, it’s pretty fair – the 16GB version is slightly less expensive than the ASUS Transformer Prime, but justifies it with a cheaper chassis and no dock option. It’s more expensive than the newly-announced Galaxy Tab 2 10-inch, but for your money you get Tegra 3 and more storage and connectivity options. Bring on the other models, Toshiba – divisive as it is, I can’t wait to try out the Excite 13.