I am thinking of buying this tablet to use it mainly as a photography tool. Storing and viewing my pictures using the sd port. Will it read RAW data? can pictures be moved to an external HD from the tablet? is it possible to manipulate RAW data, look at histograms and other info?
What video chat options are available? Is there a Google Voice/Video chat compatible application for use on the Thrive?
You can use gTalk on the Thrive, including video chats. I haven't tried anything else yet!
The video chat with Gchat works great I talk with my son all the time and it is spot on!!
Great! Now if only I had an extra $400 somewhere around here...
Excellent! Thanks for the response.
I'm so used to the ipad that I don't crave a USB input or others... is it worth having those on the Toshiba? Do you use them because they're available to you?
1. Battery life.
2. Hardware-software integration and experience
How does it compare in size to the GalaxyTab 10.01? And does the SD card slot work, unlike the Motorola Tablet?
The SD card on the Xoom now works since Honeycomb 3.2 has been pushed.
Not only does it work,,, but it's a Standard size SD slot which mean it can handle capacities well above 32gbs, think SDXC capacities :D
Nice, one thing that has me from considering getting an iPad is not being able to exapnd with an SD card. I like the idea of having an SD card with different things to listen or watch instead of having to connect the device to the PC and wait for the files to upload.
Will you try some sort of media streaming app such as ZumoCast, libox, Plex, pogoplug or else. Let us know how video and audio do. Also Hulu, Netflix, Crackle or YouTube HD. How do they fare?
I would like to know what tablet-specific apps you find useful during your trip, and which you sorely missed by not having the iPad.
Love mine, and hope to buy another soon. Not sure I want to spend 800 bucks on the new thinner one that is in the hopper.
Size and weight, how does it compare?
Portability and ease of taking in and out of your briefcase.
How polished/unpolished is Honeycomb and its apps?
How does the screen look? How responsive is the screen with transitions?
can you take a pic or several of what it looks like to pull out the battery? also, how is the sound from the speakers? and i second iWookie's "how responsive is the screen with transitions?" question.
How would it work as a replacement for a Macbook Pro, i.e. ease of typing, availability of stands, external keyboards, word processing software (does it exist for Honeycomb)? Price and specs would be important as well, i.e. if it costs the same as a laptop to have all of that then I might as well buy a laptop.
Wondering if the TSA will make you take it out of your bag for standard laptop scanning. Supposedly they let you leave the iPad in your bag.
Are you encountering any of the reported problems of an inability to wake properly from sleep?
I would like to know about the games. How well do emulators run and can you use a controller with them?
Hi V. No question about the Thrive but I would love to see you do a real life comparison of some of the tablets in the wild, specifically the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and how non- keyboard tables hold up against this "keyboard tablet wonder". I'm getting so tired of all the Android comparisons to iPad.
Very curious about battery life (esp. combined with USB or memory card use), responsiveness (particularly returning to home screen from larger apps - a frustrating issue on my neanderthal Droid), brightness controls (eye strain in Kindle/ebook mode), heft (particularly in ebook mode compared to iPad).
I dont think you would be running apps form the SD or USB, but playback responsiveness for vids and music from external media would be nice to know.
I'm mainly interested in how the Thrive compares to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, as those are the two tablets I'm currently trying to decide between.
1. Battery life
2. Portability, weight, size, holding it standing, seating, glare, if it moves when you type.
3. Ports mini usb, std usb, sd card, did you use them, problems with them.
Multimedia capabilities- how's video playback? does it stutter? HQ youtube videos. Netflix app compatibility? How's audio? How angle of view, does it handle being in the sun or do I have to huddle in a cave when I use it?
I am gonna hit the BUY button on amazon tomorrow.
Is there a issue with the device sleeping, and if so, does leaving the wifi on serve as a temporary fix for the problem?
Also, can you plug in an external HDD and copy files back and forth as well as play media off of it?
How good is the screen for reading purposes?
Thanks Veronica and keep up the good work.
See u on TekZilla soon.
You can your HDD and move files. I did have the problem with the screen now waking up but it has not happened in weeks now!!
1. Utilizing an MS Office compatibility app, how well/easily can a Powerpoint presentation, Excel spreadsheet, and Word document be displayed via the HDMI port to an HD projector or flatscreen?
2. Is there any noticeable difference between a video file played back from internal memory vs. from an SD card?
3. How easy/difficult is it to print to a local printer via the USB port?
4. It appears that a dedicated power adapter/battery charger is required. Will the Thrive not charge via USB?
5. How is the multi-dock port covered, if at all? Is there a removable(lose-able) cover piece or a hinged mechanism as found on notebook docking ports?
How does the Flash player on the Thrive perform compared to other Flash-compatible tablets on the market, such as in terms of speed and the ability to run various video plugins used by different sites (youtube, vimeo, gawker, engadget, etc.)?
Any good note taking apps? All these tablets are stealing the name to imply the ease at taking and preserving notes. However, none of the tablets work as well as pen and paper. Is Thrive any better at this?
I use paper desk app on my I pad and it works great, bamboo paper from adobe works great too to do handwriting notes.
I'm loving the thrive I got it the day it came out. I love the chrome app looks just link im using my laptop.
But I would love to import my bookmarks!!
Netflix, maybe Facebook, and some more apps
I do get some lag when tipping but hoping that can be cleaned up with updates
How is it? I've been thinking of going tablet in the near future but I don't think I need a $400+ tablet to remote control my desktop mostly on my network but possibly from the net on occasion. It seems to me these tablets are costing less than $100 all around and are being sold for $400-1,000 for the better ones as they are being made in China. I have seen a tablet I considered that seemed to be able to do what I need for around $150 or so though. Also your thoughts on other less expensive tablets?
I have an original iPad, and I am just wondering how the Thrive compares on a head to head basis. How about flash performance? Battery life? Ports/connectivity?
The Thrive kills the iPad on ports.. it has a full USB port, HDMI, and an SD card slot. The battery life is not as good, at about 6-7 hours. And it plays flash!
I find the battery life to be vary good 6-7 hours all the time. I look for that in tech.
Does the Thrive, or Android 3.1 play iTunes videos at all? I've read that the VPlayer app works. I have a few Futurama seasons in iTunes -- and hoped Android / Thrive would play them.
i have a thrive and can't use google huddle, why?
I'm not sure the Thrive/iPad2 are in the same class! Now a Galaxy Tab 10.1 comparison to the iPad2 would be interesting to hear!
the ipad2 to thrive is a good comparison because the thrive excels in the one place the ipad fails, storage and connectivity.
Is flash support a deal breaker?
yes it can, any way u like :P