Thrive – Meet the Toshiba Tablet
The Japanese manufacturer is coming out with a new tablet called the Thrive this summer. The Thrive has most of the features you’ve come to expect from a tablet, a 10.1 inch screen, the latest version of the Android operating system, Honeycomb 3.1, front-facing 2.1-mega pixel camera and 5-mega pixel rear-facing camera for photos and video conferencing, a gyroscope, rotation lock, and a 7- to 8-hour battery life (that’s continuous hours of playing HD video). It weighs in at 1.6 pounds, and is a little on the thicker side at 0.6 inches.
The thickness was compromised for several features that Toshiba thinks customers will want: built-in HDMI out port, USB, mini USB, SD card slot. In other words, ports you’d find on many computers.The Thrive also comes with a few perks. It has Log Me In software installed for you to control your desktops from the tablet, a file manager built on top of Android for you to view files stored on your pen-drives and SD cards and also a piece of software that’s called PrintShare which allows you to print documents directly from the tablet, which is similar to Apple’s AirPrint and Samsung’s MobilePrint.
The Thrive will come in three sizes: 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. All are Wi-Fi only, and will be priced at $429, $479, and $579, respectively.