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First Look: Toshiba Thrive

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First Look: Toshiba Thrive

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Toshiba's first Android tablet distinguishes itself from the pack with an array of unique features, including its own file management system, a removable battery, USB ports, and HDMI output.

I'm Scott Stein, senior editor at CNET.com and this is a look at the Toshiba Thrive Tablet. Now, you're seeing a lot of Android Honeycomb tablets around, but this one's a little bit different. What makes it different? Well, it's got a 10.1-inch screen, it's got Android Honeycomb 3.1, but it takes a few steps that make it a little bit more like a netbook in terms of its customizability. It's got a back cover that's replaceable, including a battery that's replaceable behind it. It's got an SD card slot that supports up to 128 gigs of extra memory, and Toshiba built in a file manager so you can actually browse pictures and music from it and be able to play them back so it expands the memory that's usually pretty limited on these tablets. Now, the pricing's pretty aggressive, although the memory starts limited, 8 gigs for $429, 16 gigs for $479, or 32 gigs for $579, and it's available in mid-July. Also, what's really great is that despite its thickness, it also is able to work in a number of full ports that you don't see on tablets very often: HDMI, full USB, and a mini USB as well. Also, as you might expect from Toshiba, there are some built in AV enhancements that are supposed to improve the quality of standard definition video, common to what we've seen on Toshiba laptops. I'm Scott Stein and that's a quick look at the Toshiba Thrive Tablet from the CEA Line Show in New York.

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