Hands-on with the Toshiba Xcite X10 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet

Toshiba has a new tablet to show off, and it’s the Xcite X10. Running on a TI OMAP 4430 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor, this super slim 10.1″ tablet measure .3″ thick (7.7mm) and weighs just 1.2lbs. The widescreen display on the X10 is made of a Corning Gorilla Glass material, and it packs in a healthy 1280 x 800 resolution  with a 149ppi and it’s also an IPS display, which means that it’s capable of a wide viewing angle. The display can also handle up to 10 fingers at once for the ultimate multi-touch experience. But when it comes to looks, the Toshiba Xcite’s most exciting aspect, besides for its slim chassis, might just be its brushed aluminum back finish.

And like with Toshiba’s other tablets, the Xcite X10 comes with ports galore. There is a Micro HDMI 1.3 port, a USB port, and a Micro SD card slot with support for up-to 32GB. Toshiba has also packed in a 2MP front-facing camera, and a 5MP rear-facing camera.

Other features include bluetooth, GPS, a compass, and SRS audio enhancement. Toshiba is hoping to ship the Xcite X10 with Android 4.0, AKA Ice Cream Sandwich. But they confirmed that even if it doesn’t actually ship with Android 4.0, they will very shortly offer an OTA update for it after the tablet’s release.

The Toshiba Xcite X10 is set to be released in the 1st quarter of 2012 and will retail for $529 for the 16GB model, and $599 for the 32GB model. Lenovo also has plans for an AT&T model with HSPA+ support. This version of the Xcite X10 will be available to purchase without a 2 year contract, on a pay as you go plan.

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  1. Looks good but has 2 major flaws. Firstly the price is too darned high and secondly the specs are underwhelming. I was hoping it would be quadcore with 2ghz memory. Since their competitors are offering higher specs for less price, they’re bound to fail.

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