Toshiba has announced the seven inch version of its already fail Thrive Honeycomb tablet. Learning from its past mistakes, Toshiba has tried to make amends in Thrive 7, but I suppose it was already being designed when the big brother was getting heat out in the crowded tablet market, so I wouldn’t say that you will find a completely new tablet, but there are decent amount of alterations.
What is similar to the original tablet?
In the first looks, you will thing of it as a shrunken version of original Thrive; it has the rubber-coated back with indented lines along with the 5MP and 2MP cameras and 1GHz nVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.
What is not?
Of-course the display is smaller, Toshiba has also let go of the full-sized ports along with removable battery. So, you get mini-USB and micro-HDMI sockets, a headphone jack, docking connector and a microSD slot. Thrive 7 is also comparatively thinner and lightweight at 0.88 pounds 0.47 inches thickness.
Pricing and availability:
Company has not announced the pricing, but rumors are that it be sold under $400 for 16GB version. It will be available in December at major U.S. retailers, e-retailers and ToshibaDirect.com.
– 7 inch 1280×800 resolution LED backlit multi-touch display
– Android 3.2 and the nVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
– 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash
– 2 megapixel camera on the front
– 16GB or 32GB
– Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, integrated GPS