Toshiba announces AT300SE Android tablet

10.1in device previously available in the US as the Excite 10

16 Nov 2012
Toshiba AT300SE

Toshiba has announced plans to launch the Excite 10 tablet, previously a US exclusive, in the UK under the name AT300SE.

Having launched in the US with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, potential UK customers will be pleased to hear that Toshiba is rewarding their patience: the delay between the two launches has allowed the company to upgrade the tablet's software to the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, adding in several new features and improvements including the Google Now voice-activated assistant system.

Internally, the specifications remain the same as the Excite 10: an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor sits behind a 10.1in, 1280x800 multi-touch display with 1GB of RAM. 16GB of storage is included as standard and a microSD slot will support an additional 64GB of removable storage if required.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are both included, with no news yet as to whether Toshiba plans to follow the market and launch a 3G or 4G mobile broadband-connected version, and the tablet also has integral GPS for satellite navigation. Both a 1.2 megapixel front and a three megapixel rear camera are included, while the body measures a slim 10.4mm thick and features a textured design to help improve grip.

Toshiba has indicated that it plans to launch the AT300SE tablet before the end of the year at a price of £299.99, but with Google's Nexus 10 costing just £20 more, we think it's going to be a difficult sell.

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