Toshiba Excite X10 goes up for pre-order, estimated release is February 29th

Ian Hardy

February 24, 2012 5:15pm


Toshiba is set to release another Android tablet in Canada next week. A quick look over at Future Shop reveals that the Excite X10, a graceful step up from the previous Thrive tablets, has been put up for pre-order. The prices are set at $549.99 outright for the 16GB, or $599.99 for the 32GB, with a tentative release date of February 29th. As for specs, this is a Wi-Fi only tablet that runs Android OS 3.2, has a 10.1-inch display (resolution of 1280 x 800), a 1.2GHz CPU, a thin 7.7mm, 2MP front facing camera and a 5MP rear facing camera. During CES 2012 we had some hands-on time with the Excite X10, make sure you check it out here.

Source: Future Shop
(Thanks cracktight!)

  • Frosty

    Excuse my ignorance but what is this tablet’s competitive advantage versus say, an asus transformer prime?

    • Anon

      From what I can see, the transformer prime beats in every way possible. Better screen, better cpu, just as thin, better battery, and twice the storage. WTF is Toshiba thinking?

  • Tom

    Another pretty decent sounding tablet with its potential squashed by an unreasonable price.

    I would also be pretty hesitant to buy anything without ICS, not because I mind waiting a month or two for the upgrade to arrive, but because I don’t that it really will arrive when they say (if ever).

    (Maybe I’m being unfair to Toshiba, but I’m assuming they have the same integrity as the other Android manufacturers.)

  • Dizz

    Clearly, Toshiba hasn’t learned anything. Too pricey, and Honeycomb. WTF?

  • MikeW

    So it cost more because it’s thin? I’ll Pass on this one.

  • Allyouranusarebelongtous

    This tablet…at this price, serves no purpose…

  • Mike

    I object to the use of the word “outright” here.
    As if you could buy it on contract?

  • Nickn

    Overpriced, $350 to max $399 should be a price range for this tablet as specked.
    At this price point – no thank you, will pass in a big half circle.

  • David

    Who says there’s no next HP touchpad? This is it!

  • Kid.Canada

    Too many android tablets out there already, but sadly these OEMs still don’t get it. And also Toshiba is a little confused here releasing Honeycomb when everyone’s going for ICS

  • Clockwork

    $550 for 16GB. I bought my Prime for $499 which has 32GB.
    I wanted to get this one for the wife, I’ll wait till it goes on sale a week after it’s launched.
    Re-DONK-ulous.

  • jon_d0e

    where can i buy this in bulk?

  • rgp905

    Yawn, over priced, low specs, non competitive, waste of space at this price point! Like everyone else says $349.99 maybe..

  • cheenachatze

    They call this “Excite”? Shouldn’t it be named “DOA”?

  • Sonny

    Toshiba, welcome to RIM’s world where your new releases suck donkey @#$! …

  • Thriveowner

    They can’t even support the tablets they have out right now, why release another! Go Asus!