Toshiba seemed to be in the down low for the last couple of years, but this has ended as now it has returned announcing their latest gadget: a tablet called Thrive Honeycomb. The announcement was made on June 2 and the tablet will be available until July 10.
The tablet will be running on Honeycomb 3.1 by Android, the battery is said to last eight hours, it weighs 1.6 pounds and the screen measures 10.1 inches. It is also well equipped with a camera that has an awesome resolution and that can be used in two ways: it can be used facing the back or the front, although the resolution varies from 5 MP when used from the back, and 2 MP when used from the front. This will be extremely functional for those users that rely on Skype and other video-conference programs.
The Thrive does not come to take the throne as the thinnest tablet, however it does incorporate more connectivity options such as an HDMI port, both USB and mini USB ports and it even comes with a slot for SD cards. This will make it a lot easier for users to share their media files. In terms of processing power, it is expected that Thrive Tablet will come equipped with a Tegra 2 Dual-Core Processor.
The Japanese electronics manufacturer has been on top of the game for a while now. Although they do not strive for massive advertisement as its competitors, it has been successful at providing excellent computers that people find very reliable.
Perhaps it was only a matter of time until they got involved in the releasing of tablet computers. Their VP has stated that they decided to design and launch the Thrive having a specific target in mind. That target is those customers that had been thinking about changing from notebooks to tablets.
Toshiba offers a great option for those who had been thinking about purchasing an iPad, but had not made up their mind yet. Many customers will be happy to know that the Thrive is actually able of being connected to a computer; this is something that is not possible to do with the iPad.
Also, Toshiba probably saw how mobile phone users like to change the cases that put on their phones. They took this idea and applied to the Thrive. Users will be able to change the back plate of the tablet, and placing other plates that are different colors. It seems to be that the available colors so far are black, purple, green, pink, orange, silver, and blue.
Users will also be able to remove the battery and change it, in case that they need to. This is another characteristic that makes the Thrive extremely interesting and attractive.The Thrive will be starting at $429 with an 8GB capacity, while the 16 GB and 32 GB will be offered at $479 and $579, respectively.