1Toshiba Thrive Unboxed
One of the reasons for our reluctance to be wowed was the rubberized, Easy Grip enclosure. Sure, it makes the tablet more rugged and reduces risk of damage if a user drops it, but it’s ugly and feels like we’re holding a car tire. We’re also not a fan of the silver camera bezel. We would have preferred uniform blackness on the slate. The back camera is an average 5 megapixel shutter with auto-focus and a 720p video capture; the front camera has a respectable 2MP eye with a microphone for video chat.
65 Home Screens
Thrive has a major focus on business applications, as we quickly learned from this home screen, which is populated by the Google Calendar app, as well as by Google Contacts, QuickOffice for enterprise file management, LogMeIn remote app access, as well as Toshiba’s PrinterShare and FileManager apps.
11App Place Store
13Quick News Access
We quickly shared a blog post we liked. Overall, while the Thrive aims at being business friendly, it’s still just as consumer friendly with fine chops for accessing multimedia and apps.