Yesterday, we caught wind of a rumor that Toshiba would be unveiling a new, ultra-thin tablet at this year’s IFA. Today, word on the street is that the company’s forthcoming slate may be called the “Excite.” According to US Trademark filings obtained by Android Police, Toshiba has apparently registered the purported product name under the category “Tablet Computers.” The manufacturer has also snatched up a whole host of domain names, including “excitetablet.com,” “toshibaexcite.com,” and “thetoshibaexcite.com” — all of which currently redirect to a Toshiba site. As you may recall, remarkably similar evidence surfaced right before the Thrive launched, so recent history certainly lends a bit of credence to today’s report. As always, we’ll be sure to keep you abreast of the latest developments.
Will Toshiba’s next tablet be named the Excite? Trademark filings suggest so originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:40:00 EST.