Toshiba today announced the Thrive 7-inch Tablet powered by Android 3.2 and the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor with a LED backlit AutoBrite multi-touch 1280×800 resolution display. The lightweight tablet also incorporates Toshiba's exclusive Adaptive Display and Resolution+ video enhancement technologies. The tablet includes stereo speakers tuned with sound enhancement technologies from Toshiba and SRS Labs that deliver richer audio in music and movies with more natural sound and enhanced clarity.
Toshiba claims this tablet delivers fast performance with a dual-core processor for quick web browsing and multitasking, plus NVIDIA GeForce graphics for console quality gaming. A built-in Gyroscope offers hands-on motion control for the latest Android games. The tablet also includes two HD cameras: a five megapixel camera with an LED flash on the back for capturing high-quality pictures and video on the go, plus a two megapixel camera on the front for video chatting.
The Thrive 7″ Tablet weighs only 0.88 pounds and measures just under half an inch thin (0.47 inches), allowing it to fit easily into a bag or jacket. Not just lightweight and easy to carry, the tablet is built for handheld comfort and on-the-go durability, featuring Toshiba's stylishly durable and slip-resistant Easy Grip finish.
The Thrive 7″ Tablet includes a selection of built-in ports, including Mini USB, Micro HDMI and a Micro SD card slot, giving consumers the ability to easily sync and share their content. The tablet also includes Toshiba's exclusive File Manager utility that gives users the power to easily move and manage files.
Other convenient features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, Adobe Flash support, integrated GPS, Google Mobile Service applications and Android apps via the Android Market.
Price and Availability
The Toshiba Thrive 7″ Tablet will be available November 2011 in 16GB and 32GB models. Pricing TBD.
The Toshiba Thrive 10″ Tablet is available now in 8GB ($379), 16GB ($399) and 32GB ($479) models.