Toshiba sparks summer heat wave with hot, new Android tablets New Excite tablets available in three sizes: 7.7-inch, 10-inch and 13-inch, for enhanced choice

2012-06-19


Markham, ON (June 19, 2012) - Toshiba of Canada Limited today announced the expansion of the Android™-powered tablet lineup with the launch of three new display sizes- 13.3-inch, 10.1-inch and 7.7-inch. The new Android™ Excite tablets boast thin-and-light designs, brilliant displays, quad-core performance and a full range of essential ports and smart features to please the most discerning consumer.
“We don’t believe that one size fits all,” said Steve Wong, Product Manager at Toshiba of Canada. “People use their tablets for different purposes and in different places. That’s why we have created a tablet lineup that offers versatile design factors to best suit people’s individual needs.”
Featuring amazingly thin and light designs, the new AT series tablets continue to boast among
the greatest storage capacity and essential ports for a more complete tablet computing experience.

Powered to Perform; Built to Last
Toshiba’s new Excite 7.7 (AT270), Excite 10 (AT300) and Excite 13 (AT330) tablets feature elegant and sturdy aluminum shells and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass displays, making them stylish and incredibly durable. Powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, these tablets offer a simplified user interface, easy multitasking, customizable home screens, resizable widgets and a full suite of familiar Google™ mobile services applications.

Whether surfing the web or enjoying the latest fast-paced games, the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 processor delivers amazing results. This innovative mobile processor features the world's only 4-PLUS-1™ mobile quad-core CPU, providing users with outstanding performance for even the most demanding applications. Apps run faster, games are played at console-quality and HD video is smoother. Plus, the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 processor features a unique 5th battery-saver core to handle everyday apps-extending battery life.
Each tablet is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera on the back, along with a 2-megapixel front camera for convenient photography, video capture and chat. The tablets also include stereo speakers with exclusive sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS® Labs, as well as Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity.

Toshiba Excite 13: More Screen for More of Everything
Delivering more screen real estate than any other tablet on the market, the Excite 13 tablet offers consumers a bigger, brighter, higher resolution display. Ideally suited for the home, this tablet measures 0.4 inches thin and weighs 2.2 pounds. It also features a 13.3-inch AutoBrite™ LED Backlit display, a cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio and 1600x900 native resolution, making it perfect for watching HD movies and videos. A four-speaker sound system with exclusive sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS® Labs deliver amazing audio. The included tablet stand also makes it easy to prop up on a table, kitchen countertop or coffee table to share videos with friends and family.
The Excite 13 tablet is great for watching movies or TV shows and can power through the latest games and multitask with ease. Powered by the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra™ 3 mobile processor with GeForce graphics and 1GB of memory, this large display tablet offers smooth, console-quality gaming plus the performance necessary for high definition entertainment. Extremely power efficient, the Excite 13 delivers up to 13 hours of battery life and includes Micro USB, Micro HDMI® ports and a full-size SD card slot for syncing and sharing content.
32GB Model- $649.99 (MSRP)
64GB Model- $749.99 (MSRP)

Toshiba Excite 7.7: A Brilliant AMOLED Display Toshiba's first tablet to feature an AMOLED display, the Excite 7.7 tablet is ideal for consumers on the go and is perfect for the mobile gamer and movie lover. This tablet's brilliant 7.7-inch diagonal display brings games, movies, books and photos to life like never before with rich colors, deep contrast and amazing sharpness. Extremely thin at just 0.3 inches and light at less than one pound, the Excite 7.7 fits easily into a bag or jacket.
Exceptionally powerful and able to tackle the latest games and HD content, the Excite 7.7 tablet is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 processor with GeForce graphics and 1GB of memory. It also includes a Micro USB port and a Micro SD card slot for syncing and sharing content.
16GB Model- $499.99 (MSRP)
32G Model- $579.99
32GB Model- $679.99 (MSRP)

Toshiba 10: Smart, Speedy, Durable
A well-rounded tablet, the Excite 10 delivers an exceptional visual experience whether at home or on the go. Featuring a high definition 10.1-inch diagonal AutoBrite™ LED Backlit display, the Excite 10 is an ideal choice for web browsing, reading, games and apps. Measuring just 0.35 inches thin and weighing just 1.3 pounds, the Excite 10 tablet is extremely portable and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.
The versatile Excite 10 tablet is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 processor with GeForce graphics and 1GB of RAM, delivering enhanced performance and greater possibilities for multi-purpose use and next generation mobile games. Users will also enjoy easy syncing and sharing between all of their favorite devices thanks to a robust selection built-in ports, including Micro USB, Micro HDMI® and a full-size SD card slot.
16GB Model- $449.99 (MSRP)
32GB Model- $499.99
64GB Model-$599 (MSRP)

The Convenience of Android and Exclusive Toshiba Apps
The new Excite tablets feature a full suite of familiar Google™ Mobile Service applications, including Google Play™, YouTube™, Gmail™ and Google Maps™. Additionally, the tablets come pre-loaded with a useful mix of Toshiba software and third-party applications, including TOSHIBA Book Place, which offers more than 3 million e-books, the TOSHIBA Media Player that supports content sharing, TOSHIBA File Manager, as well as Netflix™ and Zinio™, the ultimate app for magazine lovers and more.
Availability
The tablets launched today will be available at retailers nation-wide and Toshiba.ca at the end of June 2012.
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Toshiba of Canada
Toshiba of Canada Limited is a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of electronic products and semiconductors. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba of Canada is a digital technology leader with a wide range of Audio Visual personal computers, laptop computers, tablets, high definition televisions, DVD players and Blu-ray players. Throughout its history, Toshiba’s commitment to technological and environmental innovations has distinguished the corporation from its competitors. For more information, visit Toshiba on Facebook or Twitter.


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