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Toshiba Thrive 7 Android tablet revealed



Toshiba has pulled the wrappers off of its new Thrive 7 Android tablet. As the name suggests, this is a 7-inch version of its older 10.1-inch Thrive slate, offering similar functionality but in a less chunky form.

There’s micro SD and micro HDMI included, as well as an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor for keeping things ticking along nicely under the hood. Android 3.2 is also kicking it inside, which means this is about as up-to-date as a tablet can get right now.

There are 16GB and 32GB models, with US prices set to kick off under the $400 mark. Word is the Thrive 7 will be out across the pond in December, although plans for a UK release are as yet unclear.

Fancy getting a Thrive 7? Or got your eyes on a different slimline slate? Tell us all about it in our comments section below.

via Toshiba Thrive 7 Android tablet revealed | T3.


Microsoft kicks off Windows Phone 7.5 roll out

Got a Windows Phone? Well, today’s the day you’ve been waiting for. The new version of the OS, Windows Phone 7.5, or Mango to give it its proper in-house title, is being rolled out now, with all devices getting the upgrade by the end of October.

The new software includes improved Twitter integration, proper multitasking, better Facebook features and beefed up contacts and messaging apps. In all, it promises to make an already impressive OS much better.

Some phones, including HTC’s new Titan and Radar handsets, have already got the update. Nokia’s first Windows Phone is expected to be released later this year, loaded up with the latest edition of the OS.

Got a Windows Phone? Have you received your update yet? Tell us all about it in the comments section now.

via Microsoft kicks off Windows Phone 7.5 roll out | T3.


Kindle Fire release to be followed by second Amazon tablet



Ahead of today’s Amazon Kindle Fire release date announcement new reports have revealed the online retailer is to launch a second Android tablet in January 2012.

Ramping up the second-generation Amazon Kindle Fire rumours before the original device has even entered the realms of reality, tech blog Gdgt has claimed the next Amazon tablet will be unveiled early next year as a superior model to today’s “stopgap” offering.

With the next-gen Kindle Fire 2 tablet believed “to be the device Amazon really believes in,” it is claimed the model set to be unveiled today was hit by repeated delays and was originally planned to launch much earlier in the year.

Amazon Kindle Fire Release Date

Expected to hit online stores next month, the original Amazon Kindle Fire is set to capitalise on the upcoming Christmas shopping rush. Whilst a second Amazon tablet launching within a matter of months would be sure to annoy early adopters it would no doubt put Amazon in a strong position ahead of the expected iPad 3 release date around April or May.

Amazon Kindle Fire Specs

Much speculation has surrounded the Amazon Kindle Fire features. Hotly tipped for inclusion is a 7-inch display alongside a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with the Amazon Android App Store to supply content for the device alongside the Kindle ebook store and a number of new film and television content deals the retailer has recently penned.

What Amazon Kindle Fire features would you like to see touch down later today? Let us know via the comments box.

via Kindle Fire release to be followed by second Amazon tablet | T3.

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