Toshiba Corporation will unveil the world's thinnest and lightest tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show-2012, scheduled to be held at Las Vegas from Jan. 10.

According to a report on the CNET, the Japanese company, which is known for manufacturing a heavier cache of Android tablets, is looking to change its image by rolling out a brand new 7.7mm thick AT200 Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet that weighs just 558g. In comparison, Apple's iPad is 8.8 mm thick and weighs 613g.

As per the report, the 10.1 inch tablet will feature a brilliant 1280×800 resolution display that's backed up by a dual-core OMAP 4430 processor clocked to 1.2GHz. Other specs include a 1GB system memory, rear camera, microUSB port, microSD slot along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Toshiba claims that the battery is good for eight hours of video consumption.

Toshiba didn't reveal the price and launch date of the tablet in a press note issued Thursday.

Notebook Italia has apparently got its hands on some leaked images of the so-called wafer thin tablet. From the looks of it, there's hardly any resemblance to the iPad.   

The company is also promising to show off a waterproof tablet that sports a bright OLED display, plus a 55-inch QFHD television with glass-free 3D at the CES-2012.