Yet another tablet is coming to the market, this one is the Toshiba Thrive and it will land in December running Android. It’s got a 7” screen with 1280×800 resolution and features an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU along with Nvidia powered graphics. Why we need yet another tablet I’ll never know. I like Android tablets but the market is just becoming saturated with them sadly..

Optimized for HD Entertainment

The Thrive 7” Tablet’s LED backlit AutoBrite multi-touch display features a stunning 1280×800 resolution, putting bright and crisp images from movies, photos, books and games right in your hand. The 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.

Powered by Android™ 3.2 and the NVIDIA Tegra 2 platform, this tablet delivers a dual-core processor for blazing-fast performance for 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. Toshiba will offer the tablet in two configurations, 16GB or 32GB.

 

Compact, Lightweight Design

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.

 

Better Connected

Designed for continuity with other digital devices, 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.

Offering convenient Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity, the Thrive 7” Tablet delivers all the essentials needed to stay connected at home or away. Users can browse the web with Adobe Flash support, take advantage of maps and location-based apps with integrated GPS and enjoy the full suite of popular Google™ Mobile Service applications and Android apps via the Android Market.

 

Availability

The Thrive 7” Tablet will be available in December at major U.S. retailers, e-tailers and ToshibaDirect.com.

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