"A true netbook replacer"3.5 starson by urr_quasdim
Pros: Sturdy construction, fast performance, full SD, full USB, good file manager, QuickOffice, Swype beta works great, sharp and decent display
Cons: Shows up as MTP, not as mass storage device, when connected to Windows PC, Honeycomb 3.1 decent but not operating as smoothly as iOS, easy to block rear-facing camera with fingers
Summary: This tablet is for users who plan to use it for work-related activities - not just for browsing/email/entertainment. The full SD and USB capabilities certainly put the Thrive apart from the rest of today's tablets. Together with the efficient file manager and QuickPffice (especially the $8 HD Pro) one has all the tools necessary for producing/editing Microsoft Office-compatible documents. Pity that, upon connecting to a Windows PC, all Honeycomb 3.1 machines show up as MTP, not mass storage devices. Hopefully 3.2 will correct this. For Swype lovers, downloading the beta for Honeycomb is a real treat!Swappable battery is another unique feature of this tablet.
A sturdy construction with fast performance and decent display round up the good about this unit. Hopefully Honeycomb (already decent) will continue to improve with time.
I am not bothered at all by the unit's thickness and weight, the former has good and useful reasons and the latter is a non-issue to me. I find the Thrive better and more useful than all other current tablets - especially if work-related activities are an important aspect of tablet usage.
Updated on Jul 14, 2011