Toshiba Refreshes Their Excite Tablet Line, Features Tegra 4 and Android 4.2

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Last night, Toshiba unveiled their new lineup of refreshed Excite tablets. In total, there are three new models, the Excite Pro, Excite Write and Excite Pure. Both the Pro and Write models feature a glorious 2560 x 1600 PixelPure display, as well as being powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor, a chip that we are happily starting to see be adopted by manufacturers. As for the Pure tablet, it runs last year’s Tegra 3 chip in order to meet a low $299 price tag, while also offering exceptional performance.  (more…)

Toshiba to Bring Lytro-like Camera Technology to Smartphones and Tablets

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According to recent reports, Toshiba is working on a camera for smartphones and tablets that will allow users to focus on certain points in images well after the photo has been taken. If this sounds familiar, it’s because Lytro, a device that Kellex was fascinated with for about 48 hours, does this same effect. Once a picture is taken, you can then go back and re-focus on any point in said image. It’s neat, but when can we expect to see it in our phones?  (more…)

Last Contest: Win a Toshiba Excite 7.7 From NVIDIA and Droid Life! [RAW] (Update: Winner Picked)

Can you believe it? It’s day 5 of Reader Appreciation Week, meaning this is the last of the mega-giveaways. How quickly did that go? We already gave away a Nexus 7, Toshiba Excite 10, HTC One X, and a Transformer Pad with matching keyboard dock. To put it loosely, this has been one heck of a week.

To finish it out, we have a Toshiba Excite 7.7 up for grabs thanks to our friends at NVIDIA. This is a tablet that most overlooked because of its steep price tag. If you take a look at reviews around the web though, you’ll quickly realize that this is quite the little package. It sports a 7.7″ AMOLED display, Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD slot for expandable storage, and dual cameras.

Who wants it?  (more…)

Contest: Win a Toshiba Excite 10 From NVIDIA and Droid Life! [RAW] (Update: Winner Picked)

Day 3 of Reader Appreciation Week is here! On day 1, we gave away a Nexus 7. Yesterday, we gave away an HTC One X. Today, well, let’s go big (as in screen size) and hook someone up with a Toshiba Excite 10. While we may not have given the Excite 10 a ton of love as it arrived during a time when 10″ tablets were flooding the market and rarely stood out from one another, it’s safe to say that this device is no slouch. Thanks to its Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 10.1″ Autobrite Gorilla Glass display, dual cameras, and variety of ports (including a full sized SD card slot), it matches up nicely to most tablets in the industry on paper.

Who wants one?   (more…)

Toshiba Excite 10 Now Available for Order, Starting at $450 for 16GB

Toshiba’s next entry into the Android tablet world is here with the Excite 10 launching today. The 10.1″ tablet comes in three different storage sizes; 16, 32 and 64GB. Currently the 64GB can only be pre-ordered but the other two sizes are up for grabs if you’re looking to order them from Amazon or Toshiba directly. While this may not be the 13″ monster we are waiting for, it is no slouch itself.  (more…)

Toshiba to Begin Launch of Excite Tablets in May, 13″ Monster-Tab Coming This June

Back in January at CES, we rolled by the Toshiba booth and caught a glimpse at their upcoming super portable 13″ television. The folks working the booth informed us that it was actually a tablet and not a TV and would in fact, be making its debut this year. We were shocked, confused, a little worried, and then proceeded to snap pictures and find out more info on it.  (more…)

Toshiba Thrive To Receive Ice Cream Sandwich By End Of Spring, Acer Iconia Begins Receiving Update Now

It may be hard to believe, but there are devices still out there that have not received the update to Ice Cream Sandwich yet. I know, it’s unbelievable. The Toshiba Thrive and the Acer Iconia tablets are just two of the devices on that list. Well, you can now mark off the Iconia tablet, as Acer has begun to push out ICS to the A200 tablet starting last Friday. Congrats, Iconia owners.

As for the Thrive, owners have until the end of Spring to receive it on their devices, so the wait could be a couple more months. Word from Toshiba’s PR Manager is that both the 10.1″ and 7″ variations of the device will receive the Ice Cream love around that time frame. Could be worse – you could own a Thunderbolt.

Via: Computer World, PC Mag