New Toshiba Thrive With Android 3.0
It looks like Toshiba just hopped on the Android tablet bandwagon with its new Toshiba Thrive. The Thrive is a 10.1″ tablet from Toshiba that was shown at CES 2011 and features an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and will carry 1GB of memory for true computing.
The Toshiba Thrive uses Adaptive Display Technology to automatically adjust the screen’s brightness based on how much light is present in the real-world, and whether it is day or night. With 1080p video decoding and built-in GPS, you can be certain that this will be a purchase well spent.
Running Android 3.0, Honeycomb on a 16:10 wide aspect ratio display makes the screen a perfect medium to enjoy your favorite video content. The tablet features a 5MP rear camera in addition to a 2MP front-facing camera so users can enjoy video-conferencing in between photo shoots.
Although the device does not feature USB 3.0, it runs for $450 for the 8GB version or $579 for the 32GB version. In my opinion, the pricing is fair for what you’re getting out of the tablet, mainly the dual core processor. If you’re really enthusiastic about Windows 8 coming out next year, you may want to hang onto your wallets until the first Windows 8 tablet releases in 2012.