Toshiba 7.7

Toshiba's been in the Android tablet space for about a year now. But let's just be completely honest here -- design wasn't exactly the shining feature you'd write home about in the original Thrive or the Thrive 7. 

Android Central at Mobile World Congress With the Toshiba 7.7-inch tablet (you've seen it before as the AT720), that's no longer an issue. You're going to be shouting from the rooftops for this NVIDIA Tegra 3-powered tablet. Having shed the USB port (among other externals) from the Thrive series, the 7.7 is incredibly thin and light.  Interesting, though, is that it still has a super-chunky charging connector. Just like with the Thrive 7, we freely amid being a little obsessed by this. But it's just odd for what is an otherwise extremely stylish tablet.

The mondo port is flanked by a pair of stereo speakers. There's a power button and volume rocker in the usual place, along with a rotation lock switch.

The unit we played with definitely has an unfinished build of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich -- it managed to lock up and remain unhelpful even after a reboot. But we have seen its gaming prowess in person, along with the gorgeous AMOLED display at 1280x800. You are going to want this tablet.

And you also are going to want to know when and where you can get it. Nobody's saying just yet, but here's to hoping we get it in the States, soonest.

We've got more pics and video of the Toshiba 7.7 after the break.


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There are 6 comments

StuRoid says:

Resolution?

droidify says:

I love the amoled screen.

StuRoid says:

Also that AT720 you linked to is only a 7-inch. Loking at Slashgear they say it's 1280x800 Amoled HD which should be pretty good and give the Samsung 7.7 a run for it's money. Any word on 3G versions r are they going wifi only? This would be killer in the UK on unlimited data plans fr £15 a month

Dhalgren says:

Looks like a huge improvement over the Thrive. But that display will push the price over $400. It won't be a hit.

_X_ says:

It's too bad Toshiba followed the pack. The thing I liked about the Toshiba angle was they where shooting for the "fully functional". USB full ports and replaceable batteries. Now they are a dime a dozen. I see no reason to now choose Toshiba over Samsung.

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Barton82 says:

Is it PenTile?