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.
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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