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Toshiba is planning on announcing the world’s thinnest and lightest tablet and Ultrabook at the Consumer Electronics Show next week, according to the company’s Japanese website.The tablet will have a 10.1 inch display and be only 7.7 mm thick, according to Phandroid. That’s 1.1 mm thinner than the iPad 2.
Toshiba’s last two tablet attempts, the 10-inch and 7-inch models of the Thrive, were major duds. They were deemed to thick and clunky compared to the other sleek Android tablets out there. It looks like Toshiba finally learned its lesson.
Unfortunately, it looks like Toshiba’s new tablet will still be running Honeycomb, but we’re hoping for an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade soon.
Details on the new Ultrabook are pretty scarce beyond that it’s going to have a 13.3-inch screen. We’ll of course have all the details next week at CES.