Toshiba to Launch World's Thinnest Tablet Next Week

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Toshiba is bringing the world's thinnest 10-inch tablet to stores on Tuesday.

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The company recently announced that its ultra-sleek and sexy Excite 10 LE tablet -- which is just 0.3 inches thick and weighs in at 1.18 lbs. -- will launch in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 6. The device is 0.04 inches more slim than the 0.34-inch-thick iPad 2.

The tablet runs on the Android 3.2 "Honeycomb" operating system and will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the spring. The product was announced in January at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show and has since received stellar hands-on reviews. [Check out Mashable's review here].

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With a powerful Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core mobile processor, dual-channel memory, front- and rear-facing cameras and eight hours of battery life, the slim device is packing a lot of punch. It also features a 10.1-inch diagonal LED backlit widescreen display with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.

It's priced at $530 for the 16GB model and $600 for the 32GB model.

“Excite 10 LE embodies what a luxury tablet should be,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America, in a statement. “We have engineered this tablet with premium materials and components, given it elegant yet durable styling and more connectivity options than any other tablet in its class, while fitting everything into an astonishingly thin and light design.”

The tablet also features various connectivity interfaces and ports, including micro-USB and HDMI, a micro-SD slot to share content and files with other devices, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

This story originally published on Mashable here.

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