The Toshiba Thrive may have already been available in some stores across the US though its official availability started on the 10th of July. However, Toshiba already has an update ready for users to download. The update will bring some improvements on a number of areas, including better support for multi-touch.
So to all those who have bought their Thrives, make sure to check the update section.
The tablet is currently available in 8, 16, and 32 GB configurations with prices starting at $430 for the base version, going all the way up to $630 for the top version. The Thrive forms the first Honeycomb tablet from Toshiba and includes pretty decent specs in the form of a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, a 1 GB RAM, and 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel LED backlit display.
The Thrive also boasts of the usual tablet features comprising of integrated GPS, gyroscope, an accelerometer, and digital compass, as well as an ambient light sensor. However, perhaps the biggest USP of the Toshiba tablet is the user replaceable battery. The back panel, once removed (a feature reminiscent of smartphones) provides access to the battery and can be replaced by another when you have run out of power.
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