After Thrive tablet’s short battery life, Toshiba have finally decided to discontinue the Thrive series and have launched a new Excite series with 3 different screen sizes. The Excite tablets come in 7.7-inch, 10-inch and 13-inch (Yes thats HUGE!) screen size variants.
All three tablets will pack a Tegra 3 SoC and Ice Cream Sandwich. The 7.7-inch sports an AMOLED display just like the prototype seen at CES 2012. The 13-incher steps up to 1600 x 900 resolution (as opposed to 1280 x 800 on other 2). Thrive’s full-sized SD slot, that feature carries over to the Excite 10 and 13 but the 7-inch is too thin to fit in these slots.
The 13-inch tablet (Thats as big as my laptop!) has a Gorilla Glass display and is powered by an ARM. Although an iPad 2 will cover all your needs it just wont be as much fun as a 13-inch tablet. The 13-incher goes on sale for $650 with a 32GB memory on June 10th.
In addition, the Excite 13 will be available with 64GB of storage for $750. The Excite 7.7 is also coming June 10th, at which point it’ll cost $500 for the 16GB flavor and $580 for the 32GB configuration. The 10-inch will beat them both to market, arriving May 6th starting at $500 for 16GB of built-in storage.