Toshiba Debuts Thrive 7'' Tablet with Honeycomb and Dual-Core CPU

The slate will be available in December via major U.S. retailers

Toshiba has just announced a smaller version of its Thrive tablet, which will be available sometime in December. However, the manufacturer has yet to disclose any details regarding Toshiba Thrive 7'' Tablet's price and exact release date.

Even though the original Thrive is nothing short of a fiasco for the company, Toshiba decided to miniaturize its 10-inch slate and have another go in the tablet market.

Toshiba Thrive 7'' Tablet has the same hardware configuration as the bigger slate but comes in a smaller size.

The 7-inch tablet is definitely more appealing thanks to sleek and stylish design. The tablet is only 12mm thick and weighs about 400g (battery included).

The Thrive 7” Tablet is the first seven-inch tablet in the U.S. market to offer a true HD display that when combined with the selection of ports, premium audio, and a better, more robust Android experience make it a great choice for on-the-go consumers looking for a no-compromise tablet,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division.

Another strong point of the tablet is the 7-inch LED backlit AutoBrite capacitive multi-touch display that support 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

According to Toshiba, the tablet features the company's proprietary Adaptive Display and Resolution+ video enhancement technologies.

To make the multimedia experience even richer, Toshiba Thrive 7'' comes with stereo speakers tuned with sound enhancement technologies.

The device is powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb platform and is equipped with the same Tegra 2 dual-core processor as the 10-inch tablet.

When it comes to connectivity options, Thrive 7” really shines, as it offers users a selection of built-in ports, including miniUSB, microHDMI and microSD card slot for memory expansion, that go along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Other highlights of the 7-incher include a built-in Gyroscope, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel camera on the front for video calling.

Toshiba Thrive 7'' will be available in two storage configurations, 16GB or 32GB.


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