Archos G10 XS to take on Toshiba in skinny tablet stakes (video)

Archos has teased a tablet that is likely to come in at even skinnier than the Toshiba AT200 and also has the QWERTY skills and hybrid design to upset the likes of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime.

Looking distinctly 'different' in a 30-second promo video, the Archos G10 XS is said to be boasting "paper-thin" steel, rather than aluminium and is apparently going to measure in at just a teeny 7.6mm thick. That's a full 0.1mm thinner than Toshiba's AT200, currently the skinniest tab in town.

Also in the teaser vid a docking keyboard is shown off, leading us to believe it will be Transformer Prime-like in offering both the touchscreen and the QWERTY control options.

It's also purported that the G10 XS will come rocking Android Ice Cream Sandwich when it lands.

When that will be is anybody's guess - as is the price. We're hearing between €200 and €400, which is vague at best, we know.

The Archos G10 XS will launch later this year alongside some Arnova budget tablets (€50 to €150) and some Archos Elements mid-range tablets (€100 to €200).