Last time around at CES, we were wholly underwhelmed by Toshiba’s first Android tablet, the Thrive, says Today in Tech. This year it seems that the team at Toshiba went back to the drawing board. Its second slate effort, the 10.1″ Toshiba Excite X10 is a sleek Android slate with enough ports to please anyone, and — even if only for the moment — it’s actually the thinnest tablet in town. We enjoyed some hands-on time with the Excite X10 at an exclusive Toshiba event last night, and the ultra-slim .3″ tablet left us with a very favorable impression, both compared to its predecessor and as a device all its own. The Excite X10 clearly isn’t cut from the same cloth as the Thrive. While the Thrive had a bulky rubberized back, the Excite X10 is svelte as can be, with a handsome brushed aluminum chassis……Read More
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Are Android tablets vapor? Or just not here?
Everyone seems to have proclaimed that this was the “year of the tablet” at the Consumer Electronics Show. But while I certainly saw a whole lot of tablets at the show, what strikes me most, in retrospect, is just how unfinished nearly all the tablets were, reports Michael J. Miller for PC Magazine. I left intrigued by the possibilities, but more skeptical about the market than most of my colleagues. Partly, there were so many tablets because it seems like every vendor thinks they fit into their existing market. Phone makers think of tablets as large smartphones — with or without calling features. TV makers think of tablets just as smaller screens on which to watch video and other content. PC makers think of tablets as laptops without keyboards. Monitor makers think of them as portable monitors. Book sellers think of them as electronic book readers……Read More