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Toshiba Tablet 2.0 struck with 'sleep of death' bug

Some Thrive fail to wake up

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Toshiba's second attempt at an Android tablet seems not to be living up to its name. Some Thrive units are ailing.

According to reports from the US, where the fondleslab has just gone on sale, a fair few Thrives are not waking up once put to sleep, their annoyed owners are claiming on the manufacturer's online forum.

Posters are calling it the "Sleep of Death."

Punters experimenting with the tablets settings have suggested that Wi-Fi, which disconnects when the Thrive's screen goes off, may be to blame. But disabling the setting that prevents such disconnections doesn't appear to do the trick.

So far, the only guaranteed fix that has been identified is to reboot the tablet.

All eyes are on Toshiba for a firmware update.

The Thrive is based around a 10.1in, 1280 x 800 display, 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of memory and 8-32GB of storage, depending on the model. All of them run Android 3.1 Honeycomb.

There's no official word yet on when Thrive will arrive in the UK. ®

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