Toshiba Thrive was a bit of a rough product, having an anti Apple ad campaign, a problem with its sleep mode and some other bugs. Now, the 10 inch device gets a follow-up, through a 7 inch model that will be priced under $400 and come in November.

The result will be a slate that weighs 14 ounces, is less than half an inch thick and comes with a couple of useful ports, but not as many as on the original Thrive. I’m talking about a 3.5mm audio jack, a mini HDMI, mini USB, a microSD card slot and a docking port. Toshiba also upgraded the resolution to 1280 x 800, which is impressive for a 7 inch diagonal.

As far as the rest of the specs are concerned, we get a dual core Tegra 2 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera and 16 or 32GB of internal storage. And here’s the 7 inch Thrive in action in the following hands-on experience. Wonder if we’ll see Android 3.2 on this puppy, since it would make sense, considering the diagonal of the display.