Toshiba world's thinnest tablet

If you look at today’s tablet and immediately think, “you fat so and so,” then you’re just far too hard to please. But Toshiba may have something up its sleeve that can satisfy you. According to a post on the Japanese company’s website, it is set to announce “the world’s thinnest and lightest” 10.1-inch tablet at CES in Las Vegas next week.

The new device is called the Excite and it will measure in at an incredible 7.7mm thick, according to Phandroid, which is 1.1mm thinner that Apple’s second-generation iPad 2, and 0.79mm thinner than the Samsung Galaxy S II. How impressive is that?

Packed into that skimpy shell will be a 10.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4430 processor, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. There’s also a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling, a micro HDMI port, and either 16GB or 32GB of storage.

If you weren’t already blown away by this device, Toshiba is also promising it’ll be waterproof, with a wireless charging feature. The only downside I can see at this point is that the Excite isn’t running Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but rather Honeycomb instead.

If tablets aren’t your thing, maybe you’ll be excited about “the world’s thinnest and lightest” 13.3-inch ultrabook, which Toshiba is also taking to the show. There are no specifications to accompany this news at present unfortunately, but Engadget speculates the device could be the Portege Z835, which was released last November.

Accompanying these two devices will be a 55-inch Toshiba QFHD television with glasses-free 3D. Toshiba certainly looks like one company you should be visiting if you’re at CES next week.

Do you like the sound of Toshiba’s upcoming Excite tablet?

[via Phandroid]