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Toshiba Thrive comes to Best Buy on July 10

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, Handhelds

Toshiba Thrive tablet

The Toshiba Thrive finally has an official U.S. release date, although the news comes from retail partner Best Buy rather than the tablet maker itself.

Best Buy on Thursday confirmed that Toshiba's 10.1-inch Thrive tablet running Google's Android 3.1 Honeycomb will be available for in-store purchase on July 10. Toshiba, unlike more publicity minded tablet makers, never named an official release date for the Thrive, though Best Buy and other Toshiba retail partners began taking pre-orders in mid-June.

Toshiba's new Wi-Fi-only tablet "joins a rapidly expanding tablet selection at Best Buy, which is re-designing both its in-store and online tablet presentation to enable customers to learn more about and easily compare new devices as they become available," the retailer said in a statement.

A big clue that the Thrive would be made available on Sunday arrived earlier this week when the Best Buy website's Thrive pre-order page began listing delivery dates of as early as July 10 for customers pre-ordering 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB Toshiba tablets.

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Deal of the Day: 39% off 1 TB Toshiba Canvio USB 2/3.0 external drive

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, USB, Hot Deals, Storage

toshiba canvio hard drive sale
 

Today eBay caught our attention with their awesome deal on the Toshiba Canvio 1TB USB 2.0/3.0 portable hard drive, so we're making it our Deal of the Day.  This is a great price on a USB 3.0-compatible device, and these normall sell for $140, but this deal gets it to you for $84, saving you 39% off the regular price. Shipping is free:

Save 39% on Toshiba Canvio

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.

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Tech Deals of the Day: 40-inch Toshiba HDTV, Dell Inspiron duo

inspiron duo

Here's today’s  list, where we bring the the top discounts on gadgets and consumer electronics for the day. The highlight for today is a massive discount on the Dell Inspiron duo netbook tablet, and a great deal on this 40-inch Toshiba LCD HDTV:

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


Toshiba BDX2700 Blu-ray player review

Toshiba BDX2700 review

If you were wondering how ‘s mid-range Blu-ray player fared when compared to everything else out there, the guys over at TweakTown have put together a nice review of the device.

Toshiba was once a major player in the two-year long “High Definition Wars”, pitting the HD-DVD format against Blu-ray disc. With fans in each camp, the ultimate fate of HD DVD came about when manufacturers began dropping support for that format and switched over to releasing movies on Blu-ray alone, thus cutting HD-DVD off at the knees. Though the format still lives on today in used movie stores all across the country, Toshiba eventually dropped all support for their competing format and began releasing Blu-ray disc players of its own.

The BDX2700 is a replacement to Toshiba’s first generation Blu-ray player; the BDX2000 (released almost a year ago) and is the current top of the line player (the BDX2500 is a cheaper version which lacks built-in wireless connectivity). The BDX2700 is a “basic” Blu-ray player, which is perfect for those who are upgrading from the straightforward DVD disc players and are confused by the myriad of connectivity options and “apps” that are required for so many consumer electronics these days. Video connections are the typical HDMI, component and composite, while the audio side of things drops the coaxial connection in favor of full analog connectivity (in the event that your sound system doesn’t decode the Blu-ray lossless audio codecs).

Click on over to the site for the full scoop.

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Newegg Promo: 24-hour sale!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals

Logitech C600‘s got a 24-hour sale going on right now, and they’ve got some great deals on a few items that we think are worthy of mention. Take a look:

  • Sony VAIO NW notebook, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD - $659
  • Seagate Expansion 2TB external drive - $159
  • Toshiba 46” LCD HDTV 46RV525R - $719
  • Logitech C600 webcam - $55
  • Yamaha 5.1-channel RX-V365 receiver - $147

That’s just a sample. Head on over to the Newegg 24-hour sale page to check out all the deals they’ve got going on.

As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo codes and deals on our forums.

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Newegg Pre-Black Friday Leak: Toshiba 32” LCD HDTV for $329

Toshiba 32AV502R LCD HDTV

has got a pre- sale that we just caught wind of. They are selling the Toshiba 32-inch 32AV502R LCD HDTV for the super-low price of just $329. The set is a 720p high definition display, 16x9 aspect ratio, with an 8ms response time. The offer is valid from now through December 19, while supplies last - and we are assuming that these are going to go quick at that price, as these make an excellent gift, or secondary/bedroom television. If you’re interested, head on over to Newegg and check out the Toshiba 32AV502R.

As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo codes and deals on our forums.

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Toshiba Qosmio G60/97J Blu-ray notebook

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: HDTV, PC / Laptop

Toshiba's Qosmio G60/97J

is putting out a lot of new laptops, and one of many fine specimens is the Qosmio G60/97J a “high-end computer, digital TV, and Blu-ray player all in one”.  It features a 18.4 inch full HD LCD screns, and two TV tuners (one for recording, one for watching).  It also has a Core 2 Duo P8700 processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB HDD, GeForce GT230M, IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet, HDMI port, and Windows 7.  It should hit Japan at the end of November for $3,200 with a trimmed down version with weaker resolution and memory for $800 less.   

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Toshiba’s JournE touch multimedia tablet

Toshiba's JournE touch tablet

showed off their JournE touch multimedia tablet at , and it definitely looks interesting. This device is 14mm thick and weighs about a pound.  It only has 1GB worth of built-in storage, and comes with a SD slot for expansion.  As you can see, there is a lot of application icons, almost akin to a giant iPhone.  That’s about all we know for now, as it will be available in Q4.

You can check out a video after the jump.

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Toshiba Announces Three Digital Media Frames

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Accessories, Household, Internet

Toshiba Digital Media Frames

Digital Picture Frames are very common these days, but Digital Media Frames are quite uncommon.  Toshiba announced three new types at Rockefeller Center today, as well as its partnership with FrameChannel.  Not only do these Wi-Fi connected frames offer personalized weather, traffic, sports, music and video, but a FrameChannel account gives users access to Flickr, Photobucket, and Facebook. 

The 8-inch models are available in white (DMF82XWU) and black (DMF82XKU) for about $179.99.  The black 10-inch frame (DMF102XKU) is priced at $229.99.  All three frames should be available in August. 

 

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Google Announces Chrome OS Partners, includes Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo

Google Chrome OS PartnersEver since the Google was announced, many have been wondering which partners would be working with Google to release new devices based on the ambitious operating system. As it turns out, Google is answering those questions, releasing a short list of partners that they’re working with.

Today, Google has announced that they’re partnering with Acer, Adobe, ASUS, FreeScale, Lenovo, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, QUALCOMM, Hewlett-Packard (.)

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