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When Apple, Inc. released the iPad; it changed the way we looked at computer tablets. Then came the tablets running Android, and finally you had some options, true there were Windows based tablets, however they really didn’t compare to either the iPad nor the Android tablets, the old war that used to be PC vs. Mac has changed, now its Macintosh vs. Android and thou Macintosh still holds dominance in the marketplace, the Android devices are quickly catching up. As we approach the summer of 2011, and as I write this commentary, E3 is currently underway, we’re at the tip of the proreble iceberg of tablet traditions being redefined right before our eyes.
Currently Dual Core tablets are enjoying their day in the sun, however their sunset is quickly approaching, as the Quad Core tables are about to be released. The other incentive that we’re all waiting for is the newest Android operating system Honeycomb.
is going to be using the new NVIDIA® Tegra™2, this coupled with their 10.1” display – this gives you an extra wide 16:10 aspect ratio is going to make your movie, gaming and web-browsing experience pretty hard to compete against. To make it even more unbelievable, they’re using SRS Speakers, I personally use the SRS iWOW Premium for iTunes and I have to say, since I’ve added this, my BOSE 3-2-1 speakers never sounded better (and I never thought I’d say that!).
connectivity has never been more compatible. This tablet has under the hood: Bluetooth, HDMI, Mini-USB, an SD Card and Wi-Fi. So you’re asking yourself why do I need all this, imaging a future where you can connect your THRiVE™ to a video projectors, attaching to your HDMI ready displays, Wi-Fi for surfing, Bluetooth for syncing to just about anything, USB 2.0 for syncing with your Smart Phones and a mini-USB port for allowing other devices to be connected to your tablet. These are the most commonly used ports that today’s technology uses, and you have it all right here in one place.
also has the answer for Video Chat, with it’s forward 2.0 megapixel camera and its rear 5.0 megapixel camera, you’ll be in video heaven, also this should work with every Android camera/video app out there. Email will be a breeze on the 16:10 aspect ratio; you’ll wonder how you’ve lived this long without it!
does weigh 1.6 lbs., that’s comparable if you’ve ever lifted Apple’s first gen iPad, however there is a nice feature, you can change the battery, yep you read me correctly, a tablet you can change the battery on. Now when you travel, if you are on a long flight, you could have a spare battery fully charged.
So when can you get your hands on a THRiVE™ good question, right now at Toshiba’s website, you can Pre-Order starting on June 13, 2011 and the starting price is $429.99. To see more of this wonderful tablet click here.