As Android 3.2 Honeycomb with its built-in support for smaller screens got released, there is little surprise that 7″ tablets, with the latest Google OS on board, started rolling out with a rapid pace. Toshiba is the latest manufacturer to offer a 7″ slate with the unveiling of its second Thrive Android Honeycomb tablet.
The 7″ Thrive carries the same styling as its bigger brother, featuring a rugged looking, textured plastic-made back cover, but in a significantly smaller body. The specs include a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra CPU, a gig of RAM, 16 or 32GB of built-in memory expandable through a microSD card slot, and a “true HD display” with 1280×800 pixels resolution. Two HD capable camera units are aboard – a 5MP back snapper, and a 2MP front-facing unit for video chats. Full connectivity suite will be featured, including a microHDMI and microUSB ports. All this functionality will be packed in a body which is 12mm thick, weighing less than 1lb.
The tablet will hit the retail shelves in December. Its pricing has not been revealed yet, but we expect it to be in line with the current tablet offerings.