Toshiba Excite X10 US Launch Likely in Q1

Japanese tech giant Toshiba has announced its plans for launching its Excite X10 in the United States market in the first quarter of 2012.

The company said that the X10 is the thinnest tablet device in the world at 0.3 inches (7.7mm) thickness and weighs 1.18 pounds (535g). Toshiba said that the 16GB version of the tablet will come with a $529.99 price tag while the 32GB model will be for $599.99.

Powered by Google's Android mobile operating system, the device is fitted with the Texas Instruments OMAP 1.2 GHz 4430 processor and comes with a 1GB RAM. X10 has a 5MP camera with LED flash and a 2MP front facing camera.

The tablet has a 10.1 inch Corning Gorilla Glass display with IPS technology and multi-touch support. The device is high on connectivity, offering microSD card slot, micro USB support and micro HDMI ports. The X10 also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1.

"Excite X10 pushes the boundaries of what a thin and light tablet is capable of, delivering elegant styling without sacrificing features or durability," said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division.

"We see the tablet as a key device in a connected home ecosystem, so delivering not just a thin and light design, but one that also incorporates built-in ports, is a step toward making the connected home a reality," he added.