Kindle Fire News, Reviews and Updates, October 15th, 2011:
Kindle Fire vs Toshiba Thrive
Kindle Fire vs Toshiba Thrive 7-inch tablet analysis shows that both these black colored devices have the same screen size and multi touch display but the latter has higher resolution and pixel density as compared to Fire. Plus, it is equipped with more features.
Nevertheless, the Amazon tablet is thinner and fairly less expensive than Thrive. Plus, it gives you access to a wide range of Amazon digital content. So, it is perfect for those who are interested in tablet experience for basic purposes.
Amazon Kindle Fore vs Toshiba Thrive
|Kindle Fire||Toshiba Thrive|
|Operating System||Amazon modified version of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)||Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)|
|Expandable Storage||None||MicroSD slot|
|Camera||None||2 MP front camera and 5 MP rear camera with LED flash|
|Ports||Micro USB||Micro USB, Micro HDMI|
|Screen Size||7 inches||7 inches|
|Resolution||1024 x 600 pixels||1280 x 800 pixels|
|Weight||0.91 pounds||0.88 pounds|
|Battery Life||8 hours||7 hours|
When comparing Toshiba Thrive and Kindle Fire, you will find that both the tablets have WiFi but no 3G. However, unlike Thrive, Fire lacks in features like GPS, Bluetooth, and HDMI.
In addition, the Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon does not include camera and microphone. However, it offers access to the extensive Amazon multimedia library consisting of books, magazines, newspapers, children’s picture books, music, movies, etc. It also allows streaming of movies and TV shows.
Comparing of Kindle Fire with Toshiba Thrive, in terms of apps shows that Fire gives you access to thousands of apps including Android apps from the Amazon Appstore but does not allow access to the Android Market.
Toshiba Thrive, on the other hand, provides access to all the third party apps available at the Android Market.
Unlike Apple iPad, both these devices have Adobe Flash support. To learn more about the comparison of iPad with the new Amazon tablet, you can read our Kindle Fire vs iPad article.
Here’s a video showing the Toshiba Thrive 7-inch tablet.
Coming to the memory, Toshiba Thrive has 1GB RAM whereas Fire has 512 MB RAM. Moreover, Thrive has 16GB/ 32GB storage capacity as against the 8GB storage for Kindle Fire.
However, being integrated with the Amazon cloud services, Fire offers free cloud storage for all your Amazon content.
Hence, Kindle Fire makes a great gift for non geek consumers who are not too fond of cameras and video chats. It has a simple and highly responsive user interface which makes it easy to use.
This tablet is scheduled to release on November 15, 2011. The new Toshiba tablet shall be available from December 2011.
All in all, Amazon Kindle Fire vs Toshiba Thrive comparative analysis suggests that hardware-wise, Thrive is better than Fire.
Nonetheless, the Kindle Fire has an impressive content offering and the advantage of extremely affordable tablet price of $199.
Have a look at the following vidoe showing Amazon Kindle Fire Demo.