iPad 2 Rival Alert : Toshiba Superslim AT200 Tablet To Launch In UK

Toshiba has announced that its skinny Android-based tablet, will go on sale in the UK next week exclusively through Carphone Warehouse.

The Japanese electronics giant will sell the 16GB model for £399 and the 32GB one for £449, sticking to the price points set by the iPad 2 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The tablet is only 7.7mm thick, the thinnest for any tablet on the market. It has a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel capacitive touchscreen with a Gorilla glass overlay, up to eight hours battery life and runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

It sports a microUSB, microSD and microHDMI port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a five megapixel rear camera, a two megapixel front-facing one, GPS and an array of sensors.

Other features include a weight of 535g, a dual core Texas Instruments OMAP4430 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz, the same as the RIM Blackberry PlayBook, and 1GB RAM.

The AT200 will launch on the 15th of February, only a few days before the start of the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona where a slew of tablets are expected to launch.

Toshiba's tablet will have a tough time competing at this price range against the iPad 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, especially if a new version of the latter is launched.