Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb 3.1 Tablet


The box is well packed and everything is supposed to be there, there: USB-mini cable (to connect to computer), AC charger and the “bulky” tablet itself with a screen cover on it. There are tons of reviews on the net, Google it to see if you can stand the looks of it, I don’t care so much for the looks, just what it can do for me. I charge it first and it took less than an hour for the orange-red led to turn white (done). The power button is on the top left of the tablet. Press it for a few seconds, a short vibration and the screen starts to animate and the front apps screen appears and everything I expected working, works (that’s quality and well designed). We need to get familiar with some icons on Android screen (this is a great tutorial). For questions and concerns (before we buy) try this forum.

back-home and current apps     apps screens-+ add apps to current screen

***All Android Applications don’t have close buttons on them, so the closest thing to close the current running application is the back-arrow icon (left of home icon), keep clicking it (some games will ask if you want to quit)***

Remember, without WIFI – internet connection, we can’t get apps for this device, so make sure our wireless connection is on and on WELL 🙂 . We need to find the “Settings” icon, this one is on one of the apps screens, so later we will move all our needed apps to one screen for easy access in the future. Click the Settings and we will get to the settings screen where all the important stuff running on our Thrive are there. We need to get to our WIFI to connect. We connect the WIFI to our WPA2/PSK-AES network.

wifi     wifi

WIFI Stuff

As soon as the internet is connected, we have to sign into Google market using a gmail account. If we plan to buy anything from Google Android Market, we have to add a credit card to the account, I don’t see any Paypal option there.

Internet browser built-in is great, I didn’t have to download any other browsers, I use Firefox on PC/Laptop, I’ll try this one later, but Thrive’s browser works as is.

browser for internet     browser for internet

I want to get the tablet ready for traveling, Skype is the next one to install, it works right away except the video is NOT supported at the moment, sound, microphones and texts all work. I also set up for Google Talk which support videos and voice, it works great

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4 thoughts on “Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb 3.1 Tablet”

  1. Marilyn Covert

    I own a Toshiba Thrive Tablet, 10 in. Model AT100, I bought it new 3 years ago, I had it for about 9 months and it was working great! Then all of a sudden 1 day it just stopped, “Black Screen”, I did the factory reset on it finally, you know, Power Button + Volume Button and all that and wiped all data, now for the past 2 years it does power on (When Fully Charged) but it seems to be within a Loop and COMPLETELY Stuck In Boot Mode! it will not boot all the way up, I can’t even see any interface or settings at all for that matter! I have left it plugged into the power and turned on for no less than 3-4 days at a time! Nothing! Just keeps a blue, ring going around and around on the screen! I have heard before something about the firmware needing to be upgraded, but how am I supposed to do anything to it without being able to fully boot-up or find the correct build numbers and all the other info I need from going into the settings to retrieve such info? Please! Help! Iam at the end of my rope with this, but I cannot just let it go, because when I bought it I had to lease to own and I have sunk around $900.00 into it to pay it off, Plus I just Freaking Loved the Damn Thing! Please e-mail me if you can provide me with any information or idea what steps I can take. Thank You So Much For Your Time, ~marilyncovert~

    1. Dear Marilyn,
      I’ve had that kind of problem before, or until now, I don’t really know how to help you with this one. You can try to Google Thrive forum and ask the experts there. My son still has the Thrive, but he seldom uses it. It’s been so reliable. //

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