Toshiba Thrive 7-inch tablet now available
As Google's Android mobile operating system continues to grow, it gets installed on plenty of different form factors from plenty of different manufacturers. One of the latest manufacturers to arrive on the Android scene is Toshiba. It's already had its 10-inch Thrive out for a while now, but it's finally released the 7-inch variant that was announced back in late September.
The 7-inch Thrive brings with it some relatively good specs, including 1280 x 800 resolution, 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and 16GB to 32GB of storage (with the latter capacity being the only one to show up in online retailers).
Unfortunately, the smaller tablet also has smaller connectivity ports than its larger, older sibling; instead of having full-size USB and HDMI ports, as well as a full-size SD card slot, it's got the mini versions of each: mini USB, microSD, and microHDMI.
Best Buy, Fry's, and other big-name big-box electronics stores aren't carrying the new Thrive right now, but if you're really interested (like me), then you should probably search for the following model number on your favorite search engine: pda03u-005007b.
Various sellers are including the 32GB 7-inch Thrive in their stores, with prices ranging from $428 through $468.[Engadget]