Toshiba ultraslim Thrive tablet successor leaks

Details of Toshiba's successor to the Thrive Android tablet have leaked, with the company apparently readying a far slimmer, sleeker Honeycomb slate that might be released at IFA 2011 later this week. The unnamed Toshiba tablet is, according to Notebook Italia, predominantly metal and glass, unlike the rubberized Thrive, with a 10.1-inch display and microHDMI connectivity.

There's also a microUSB port and microSD card slot, a front-facing webcam and a combo headphones/microphone socket. Internal hardware is unconfirmed, but we're guessing Toshiba will stick with the tried and tested NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset, just as runs in the Thrive. Connectivity is likely to include WiFi and Bluetooth, with perhaps a 3G/4G option for mobile internet users.

Toshiba will likely be hoping that this IFA launch gets better results than last year's tablet debut. At the 2010 show, the company unveiled the Android 2.2 powered Folio 100, a low-cost slate that was subsequently yanked from retailers over what was reported to be sky-high returns. SlashGear will be at IFA 2011 in Berlin this week to find out whether the new tablet fares better.