Any company which thinks of launching an Android tablet at a time when already there are many jostling in the market, is definitely in a mood to fight hard with other tablet manufacturing companies. That’s what Toshiba is going to do with its Thrive as well.
The Japanese company announced the tablet last week, which will hit the stores in next few months.
Being a laptop maker, Toshiba has tried to include a lot many features of the laptop such as Android 3.1 Honeycomb, 10.1 inch screen, a 5 megapixel back facing and a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera, rotation lock, and gyroscope.
If the users intend to play high definition videos continuously, the battery is going to last up to 7 to 8 hours, claims the company further.
The thickness is on the higher side, but that’s because Toshiba thought users would like to have mini USB, SD card slot, and built-in HDMI out port— in simpler terms, all the ports users are already familiar with on their laptops. Compared to other companies, who manufacture mobile phones and then increase the size to make a tablet, Toshiba has done it the other way round, they have a reduced a laptop into the tablet form factor.
But then, to include all these additional features, Toshiba has decided to sacrifice some of the sleekness of the device. The Android operating system which runs the Toshiba Thrive has also been modified to include the File Manager which was purposely not included by Android earlier. Some apps come preloaded on Thrive so the users can connect with their personal computers and printers remotely.
The only problem is, the company sees it as a transition device, for consumers who find it difficult to make the transition from laptops to tablets. This line of thinking does not hold ground when the device category has already been created by other manufacturers and tablets are selling in hordes in the market. It also comes equipped with quick charge technology which means the replaceable battery can be charged up to 90 per cent of the capacity within one hour.