Items tagged with Thrive

If 2011 was the year of the tablet, then Q4 2011 had to be the quarter of 7-inch versions.  With a late-in-the-year burst of releases from various manufacturers spurring break-out products like the Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, it's as if manufacturers made a concerted effort to target lower price points in an move to capture opportunity upsides during the holiday season.  There's little question Amazon's product, with its $199 price tag and an entire platform of media services and brand recognition behind it, made a big splash and now the competitive offerings... Read more...
We called the 10-inch Toshiba Thrive the "Swiss Army Knife" of tablets when it first arrived, with its copious amounts of connectivity options and full-sized ports.  It's a large-than-most tablet but the sort of device that differentiates itself in a crowd of too similar designs.   The second coming of the Thrive, the Toshiba Thrive 7 that we're going to take a look at today, however, has to squeeze features and functionality into a decidedly smaller form factor.  Though Toshiba once again does there level best here, to offer as much openess to connectivity as they can in this smaller... Read more...
One of the most dramatic shifts in portable gaming history has been the surge in popularity of smartphones and tablets in the past two years. In 2009, Android and iOS devices accounted for ~19 percent of game revenue. In 2010, their combined share nearly doubled, while estimates that the two platforms will account for 58 percent of gaming revenue in 2011... This shift, combined with the rising popularity of "freemium" distribution models in which much or all of a game's content is provided free of charge, while a subset of top-tier content is available for a nominal fee, has been hailed in some... Read more...
One of the most dramatic shifts in portable gaming history has been the surge in popularity of smartphones and tablets in the past two years. In 2009, Android and iOS devices accounted for ~19 percent of game revenue. In 2010, their combined share nearly doubled, while Flurry Analytics estimates that the two platforms will account for 58 percent of gaming revenue in 2011. This shift, combined with the rising popularity of "freemium" distribution models in which much or all of a game's content is provided free of charge while a subset of top-tier content is available for a nominal fee, has... Read more...
We suspect that the wave of low-cost Android tablets will fully hit at CES 2012, but Toshiba's trying to get in a little early. The Thrive isn't a Fire-priced slate, but with two models starting at $379.99, it's certainly not as pricey as the market-leading iPad. The 7" Android tablet boasts a 1280x800 native resolution, NVIDIA's Tegra 2, a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, a microSD slot, USB port, Micro HDMI port, DLNA support and Bluetooth. Android 3.2 is the OS onboard, and there's also built-in GPS. The real news, however, is that it's shipping in the U.S. starting today, so if you've had... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Toshiba Thrive Android tablet, Samsung's gorgeous Galaxy S II smartphone, a new 1TB notebook drive from WD, OCZ's upcoming Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD, AMD's Llano-based A6 desktop processor with integrated Radeon graphics, and spotlight a couple of new features on the HotHardware website... Show Notes: 01:45 - The Swiss Army Knife of Tablets: Toshiba's Thrive 06:40 - Samsung Galaxy S II Smartphone Review 10:15 - A Terabyte For Notebooks: WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Drive 15:45 - AMD A6-3650... Read more...
Android Honeycomb based tablets are beginning to feel like they're a dime a dozen. 10.1-inch slates are coming out of the woodwork from a bunch of major players, and for all intents and purposes, they're built upon very similar base platforms with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor powering them. Capacitive touch displays, integrated 802.11 WiFi, 8 - 32GB of ROM storage, 1GB of RAM, accelerometers, gyroscopes, front and rear facing cameras and Android 3.1 -- you know the drill. Fortunately, beyond the cookie-cutter reference platform, some manufacturers are building tablets that stand... Read more...
Toshiba historically has been know for building notebooks that perhaps aren't as thin and sleek as other machines but rather have a build quality and feature set that is best-of-class. On the tablet front, Toshiba's first effort with an Android-based 10-inch slate looks to be cut from the same cloth. The Thrive doesn't make any apologies for its size and weight. It's built with very rugged construction and is designed to be full-featured. It's a tablet, so it's still relatively thin, but Toshiba took the stance that they would address some of the inherent limitations in many tablets already out... Read more...
Toshiba plans to make its upcoming 10-inch tablet known as the Thrive available on July 10. The Thrive is a Wi-Fi only tablet that is expected to have a starting price of $429. The tablet will run on Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Unlike some tablets we've seen to date, the Thrive will feature a removable battery. Other key specifications for the Thrive include a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 along with front- and rear-facing cameras. The Thrive is expected to come in three variants: an 8GB model for $429, a 16GB model for $479 and a 32GB version for $579. The Thrive will offer a number... Read more...