Pros With some free video players from the Android Market, it can play anything you throw at it even through the HDMI connection.
GPS with the right third party software that stores maps locally will make this a GPS navigation device.
Cons Playing videos and using GPS may draw a lot of power.
Summary If you run MX VideoPlayer, it will run every video file imaginable (DivX/XviD, mkv, subtitles, etc.) from your SD card or USB hard drive.
Another player called Daroon Player will even play DVD files from the storage drive with DVD menus.
A GPS app like copilotlive with locally stored maps will make this a GPS navigation device.
Who needs a built-in DVD car entertainment center when you can do it all with this device.
The rubber grip will make it easier for your kids to hold onto this thing on long car trips.
Pros Everything and (cont...)
Summary Awsum! Love the grip back also.
Pros Android 3.1, HDMI port, usb port..
Cons For me is perfect!...
Pros Uses Android system; USB, HDMI and Mini-USB ports with SD card slot make it versatile; ribbed back make it easier to grip; competitive pricing (got mine 32 Gb for $150 less than iPad2 comparable)
Cons Heavier and thicker than some
Summary Very pleased and use it daily in owrk and play.
Pros Emulators work fantastic on the Thrive PS3 and Xbox controllers work on the 4droid series of emulators
mouse and Keyboard support at the same time through the use of a splitter make docking the thrive and using it as a tablet and a desktop possible.
Cons HDMI doesnt transfer audio reliably; at times it can cut out the sound. unsure if this was a problem with the television; cable; or thrive but happened more than once.
Battery life is the same as my Xperia play; not a major issue for my but for other use
Summary The Toshiba Thrive is a fantastic tablet; it genuinely is everything i need in a device. Removable battery, a fast processor and great UI, and hardware that plays nice with the Emulators.
If the Xperia Play is my PSP equivalent than the Toshiba Thrive is my Ps3. With more power to harness and controller support the Thrive is a perfect device to use for a portable-powerful gaming urge.