Toshiba Thrive

Toshiba Thrive 7-inch hands-on

Toshiba Thrive 7-inch hands-on

This week we've got the opportunity to take a peek at Toshiba's second Thrive tablet, this one a 7-inch device with many of the same specifications as its 10-inch relative. It's got the same rubbery ridged back and no less than a 5 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel camera to keep you video chatting and snapping pics galore. This device is set to be not necessarily the next generation device for Toshiba but a companion release for the 10-inch version that came out last year.

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Tablets finally undercutting $500 iPad, but will it matter?

Tablets finally undercutting $500 iPad, but will it matter?

As you already may well know, the iPad is not a tablet PC, it is an iPad. Thus is the brilliance of the brand-masters at Apple and thus is massive success the iPad has seen so far. What we've been seeing over the past few months is a welcome change on the part of many manufacturers and carriers trying to sell their tablet computers in the face of a very much iPad-saturated market: price cuts. A whole heck of a lot of price cuts, in fact, with everyone from HTC to Lenovo cutting tablet prices on carriers and in big time tablet-pushing stores like Best Buy.

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Riptide GP jetski racing masterpiece spreading beyond NVIDIA this month

Riptide GP jetski racing masterpiece spreading beyond NVIDIA this month

Lovers of fabulous racing games will be glad to know that the world's greatest mobile-based jetski racing game, Riptide GP, will be flowing across the entirety of Android this month. Up until now, the game had been exclusive to NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor-having devices because the developers of this game had worked closely with the support team at the chipmaker to optimize it for their current hero chip. Today it was announced that the game would expand beyond those borders and be available for all Android devices, no limitations.

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Toshiba promises Thrive fix to wake somnolent slate

Toshiba promises Thrive fix to wake somnolent slate

The troublesome sleep issue affecting some owners of Toshiba's Thrive Android tablet should be addressed by early next week, the company has said, promising a new firmware update to fix the problem. According to Toshiba, the new software will be released via the on-device Service Station utility, and will mean owners no longer have to reset their slate in order to get it powered up and functional again.

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Toshiba Thrive Review

Toshiba Thrive Review

The Toshiba Thrive isn’t a sexy tablet. It’s plump, homely, a little bit awkward, and although smart and supportive, you won’t be showing it off much to your buddies. But if you’re reading this review, you probably already know that. You’re considering the Toshiba Thrive because you see past a pretty exterior and a tight slender body. You want great specs inside, a good clean install of Android 3.1 Honeycomb, ample full-sized ports, and a swappable battery among other unique features.

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