TOSHIBA THRIVE TABLET FIRST IMPRESSIONS
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.
***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.
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.
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