Toshiba launches ultra slim Honeycomb tablet

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The super skinny tablet

Toshiba has announced that it will release the world's skinniest tablet with its Android Honeycomb-powered AT200.

At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Toshiba unveiled its new ultrabook and tablet. The company stated that the devices will be the thinnest as well the lightest within their categories. In an attempt to keep a foothold in the market, the new AT200 tablet is set to be a mere 7.7mm thick, whereas the iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab are 8.8mm and 8.6mm respectively.

Is skinny always better?

While Toshiba is creating a buzz around its new skinny tablet, the use of the Android Honeycomb operating system suggests that the company want the AT200 to work well as well as look good. Steve Crawley, senior manager for tablet product development at Toshiba, stated that Android tablet software is "getting better all the time". The Android Honeycomb, the 10.1-inch screen and a 1280x800 resolution indicate that the tablet is aiming to provide users with a quality performance rather than being a quirky fad.

Mark Baker, online marketing manager at theEword, said: "Marketing a tablet that has a unique look and uses an up-to-date operating service ensures that users will receive a product which is aesthetically friendly as well as user friendly. These two notions should ensure that consumers are attracted to the AT200 and also enjoy it in the long run."