Toshiba has started taking preorders in the UK for its AT200 Android 3.2 tablet. Billed as the world’s thinnest 10.1in-screen tablet, the AT200 – also known as the Excite – is a mere 7.7mm thick.

The tablet comes in a choice of 16GB or 3GB versions and has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but no 3G option. It is being sold initially through Carphone Warehouse, priced at £399 for the 16GB model and £449 for the 32GB tablet. This is line with the prices of many Android tablets, but more expensive than the Apple iPad 2, the runaway market leader. 

Powered by a 1.2GHz TI Omap 4430 processor twinned with 1GB of DDR2 RAM, the Toshiba Excite runs Google Android Honeycomb 3.2.  A pair of 1.5 Watt speakers, a 5Mp main camera a 2Mp webcam are embedded in the 535g tablet’s 256x176x7.7mm chassis. The 16:10 ratio 10.1in touchscreen display supports a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Toshiba preinstalls the tablet with Adobe Flash 10.3. 

A battery life of eight hours even when playing video or music is promised. 

Carphone Warehouse preorders are now being taken, with the official onsale date of 15 February - a late Valentine's present, perhaps? 

Toshiba previously launched an Android tablet known as the Folio.