Quick First Look: Toshiba’s 2012 Line of Tablets, Including a 13.3-Inch Beast

 

In our last booth tour of the week, we hung out with the folks from Toshiba to see what they have in store for 2012. There were 4 tablets on display, some that will come to the U.S., others that will stay over in Japan. The most eye-popping was clearly the 13.3″ behemoth that you are seeing above. It current remains nameless and has a mystery list of specs, but our mind is already running through ways to put such a massive portable tablet in action. Assuming of course that it is portable at that size. It had all of the standard ports such as micro-HDMI and USB. There were dual cameras and a similar back material to what you will find on the Excite X10.

To see more of the beast, along with the rest of their 2012 works, jump past the break.   (more…)

Best Buy Bringing the Tablet Heat on Black Friday: Asus Transformer for $249, Acer Iconia 7 for $189, Toshiba Thrive for $279

Two weeks from today, many of you will flock to electronics and big box stores to snatch up the amazing deals that they have advertised for Black Friday. One of your stops should probably include Best Buy if tablets were one of your holiday shopping options. In their Black Friday ad that was released to just about every BF site on the planet today, it’s pretty clear that they want to move some tablet inventory.

How does an Asus Transformer for just $249 sound? The Toshiba Thrive at $279? Maybe the Acer Iconia 7 for just $189? By the end of November 25, you might have a family full of Android tablets.  (more…)

Toshiba Thrive 16GB and 8GB Units Already Available at Newegg?

As far as we knew, you were only able to pre-order the Toshiba Thrive from retailers, but somehow Newegg managed to get a few and put them up for sale early.  They currently have the 16GB model available for $479 and the 8GB model available for $429 – as far as I can tell, they will actually let you purchase both and have them within a couple of days thanks to free shipping.

Anyone interested?   (more…)

Want to Win a Toshiba Thrive Tablet? Make Your Friends Watch this Video Then

The Toshiba Thrive is one of the new Tegra 2 Honeycomb Android tablets that we really haven’t talked much about, but wanted to at least point out the fact that you have a chance to win 1 right now.

Through Toshiba’s site, they are offering up 10 Thrive tablets to people who simply find a secret code somewhere in the video that we’ve embedded below.  It’s pretty simple, but it does sound like you need to let your friends know to watch the video over and over again, because as we understand it, the secret code won’t appear until the video has been seen 10,000 times.   (more…)