Lytro is a camera known for its unique ability to refocus an image that a camera has already captured, but some may have asked why isn't there a Lytro camera for smartphones? Toshiba is working to answer that question by introducing a smartphone camera sensor that can provide post-capture focusing next year.
Toshiba has officially taken the wraps off of three new tablets for its Excite line. The new tablets come in three different sizes, though all of them are remarkably thin. Also, all three tablets are powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Toshiba is officially bringing the Excite 10 LE tablet to the States. The Excite is the successor to the Thrive tablet and will offer 10 inches of touchscreen real estate to its users. The tablet will also come loaded with Google's Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system and will be powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor from Texas Instruments. Other features include a 5 megapixel camera for video and photo taking as well as a 2 megapixel user facing camera for video chats. The tablet offers both built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a micro-SD memory card slot, and a micro HDMI port. The Toshiba Excite 10 LE will be offered in two variants: 16GB for $529.99 or 32GB for $599.99. The Excite 10 LE will be available for purchase March 6.
This evening, Toshiba announced the Excite X10, the U.S. version of the AT200 Android tablet that was originally unveiled at the IFA trade show back in September of last year. The Excite X10 is everything that the original Thrive tablet wasn't, as it features a razor-thin 7.7mm profile and a fast processor.
Toshiba is readying its latest Android tablet, the Excite, for January, according to the electronics maker's Canadian webpage. The Excite is the successor to the Thrive tablet and will offer 10 inches of touchscreen real estate to its users. The tablet will also come loaded with Google's Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system which is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor from Texas Instruments. Other features include a 5 megapixel camera for video and photo taking as well as a 2 megapixel user facing camera for video chats. The Excite offers both built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, a micro-SD memory card slot, and a micro HDMI port. The Toshiba Excite will be offered in two variants: 16GB or 32GB. No word yet on pricing and availability.
Toshiba is delivering an update to its Thrive tablet today that bumps the software up to Android 3.2 Honeycomb and fixes bugs and enhances performance. The update adds an improved compatibility mode for apps that don't scale well to the larger screen, enhances screen rotation, and adds a new API features for developers. Users can grab the update by using the Check for Updates function in Toshiba's pre-loaded Service Station app.
Toshiba has revealed a few details about the Thrive 7, the second Android Honeycomb tablet to come from the computer maker. The Thrive 7 is a 7-inch version of the 10.1-inch model that was released earlier this year.
Toshiba did not win a lot of fans with its first Android Honeycomb tablet, the Thrive, thanks to its buggy performance and downright thick chassis. The company has gone back to the drawing board, and has developed a new tablet that can be considered the near polar opposite of the Thrive.
Japanese carrier KDDI paired up with Fujitsu and Microsoft to announce the world's first Windows Phone Mango device to hit the market, the Toshiba-branded IS12T. Coming in September, the IS12T is also the first Windows Phone smartphone to sport a rugged and waterproof design.
Toshiba's upcoming Android tablet, the Thrive, has been available for pre-order since the middle of last month, though there was no firm release date set. It looks like those who placed their pre-orders shouldn't have to wait too much longer, as big box retailer Best Buy has confirmed when the tablet will be hitting shelves.