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Review Corner: Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch Android Tablet

Yup, you've heard it right! Toshiba is getting into the tablet business. They are starting their lineup with a beautiful 10.1-inch Android tablet called the "Thrive". This device does everything you'd expect from the from the latest tablet and more. The Thrive fixes many of the issues that comes with other tablets, such as Samsung's lack of HDMI and sdcard reader. Although it can't replace the traditional laptop and/or smartphone, it takes the best of both worlds and puts them together.

Toshiba Thrive 10.1 Specs
Front-facing 2.1-megapixel camera

5-Megapixel rear-facing camera for photos 

10.1-inch screen
- Honeycomb 3.1 

Total Weight = 1.6 lb

- 0.6 Inches sides
- Full-sized and mini USB ports as well as an SD card slot
- HDMI output

Other Specs
- Rotation lock
- 7 to 8 hour battery life(continuous play)  
- Wireless-N WiFi 
- Bluetooth w/ connectivity to peripherals.
- User-Replaceable Battery

- Video conferencing
- Gyroscope 
- 3.5mm Headphone jack
Adaptive Display technology
- Hot-swappable back cover
- PrintShare(Print documents directly from tablet)  

Read More Thrive Specs

The tablet media player is capable of playing 1080p video, flash, and music using stereo speakers enhanced by Toshiba's sound enhancement program. Using the HDMI port, you can watch your favorite videos on LED and HD TVs. With the handy Adaptive Display technology, the device allows you view the screen from every angle and even in sunlight. The removable back plate can be swapped with a different color for $20 each (green, orange, purple, blue, pink, silver, or plain old black). 

The Thrive is available in three versions : 8GB($429), 16GB($479), and 32GB($579). The Thrive will be in stores around July 10.


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