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Old 06-07-2011, 06:30 AM
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Default Will Toshiba Thrive in July?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/toshiba-thrive-android-tablet-goes-on-sale-in-july-starting-at-429-for-8gb-version/6076' target='_blank'>http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers...gb-version/6076</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Toshiba is the latest company to throw its hat into the tablet ring, as its Android-based Thrive slate has been given a release date and pricing. As with many, many others, the Thrive is powered by the new 3.1 version of Android, a.k.a. Honeycomb, and will ship in the U.S. starting July 10. The 10.1-inch tablet is powered by Nvidia&rsquo;s Tegra 2 chip, has a front-facing Webcam and rear-facing 5-megapixel camera, and sports USB, mini-USB, and HDMI ports, along with an SD memory card slot. But its Internet connectivity is Wi-Fi only, which means your mobile access to the Web is limited to hotspots."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1307421767.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Toshiba may have discovered the right price point to compete in an increasingly-crowded tablet market. At $429, the Thrive is $70 cheaper than the iPad 2, but has only 8GB of storage onboard. However, an SD card slot enables inexpensive upgrades to 16GB and beyond, at a significantly less cost than Toshiba's 16GB ($479) or 32GB ($579) models, with the latter two each undercutting the iPad 2's price by $20. Is this just another Android tablet to further confuse buyers, or will the smaller price tag drive sales?</p>
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:48 PM
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Default Go Toshiba!

I'm excited to see how the Thrive does...I think it's got a ton of potential with good pricing and features that competing tablets don't have. I love the fact that it has a full size SD card slot as well as full size USB and HDMI ports!!! It also has some resolution enhancement technology that should make scaled-up apps look decent.
 
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:30 PM
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Default Pre-orders TODAY at Office Depot! :)

The Thrive can be pre-ordered on Office Depot site NOW:

http://www.officedepot.com/a/promo/p...toshibatablet/
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