Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb tablet enters preorder status at various retailers, starting from $429

Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb tablet enters preorder status at various retailers, starting from $429
We liked the Toshiba Thrive tablet the minute we heard about its specs, and even further when we heard the price it was about to launch for, $429 for the basic Wi-Fi version with 8GB of memory. Toshiba concocted a 10-incher with Android 3.1 Honeycomb, which, while not the thinnest and lightest (that one goes to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1), compensates with extra functionality.

Apart from the usual high-end features like 1280x800 pixels resolution, dual-core chipset, 5MP camera, SD card slot and HDMI-out port, the Thrive also throws in a full USB 2.0 port plus a miniUSB one for connecting various gear to the tablet. 

Not only that, but it is the first brand-name slate to offer interchangeable back panels in different colors, and removable battery for when you run out of juice in the middle of the episode.

The Toshiba Thrive is now up for preorder at various retailers like Amazon, Target or Office Depot at $429 for the 8GB Wi-Fi-only version, $479 for the 16GB, and 32GB for $579, slated for July delivery. Any takers?

source: Toshiba via MobileBurn

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Thrive
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB

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3 Comments

1. doubleD

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I find the design extremely ugly. Why is the bezel so big? However, I will take function over looks any day. Finally a tablet with standard USB port and SD card slot. The iPad and Xoom might look pretty, but this is closer to what I've been looking and might be enough to finally get me to buy a tablet. I wish tablets were more similar to a PC without a keyboard, than a smartphone without the phone. I mean, who really holds this giant thing up to take pictures??? No need or practical use for rear camera.

2. Divac Riddle unregistered

Stolen article for the NY Android Examiner on Examiner.com

4. yo unregistered

got confirmation today from a toshiba rep that there WILL be a keyboard attachment dock available in july, much like the Asus Transformer eee

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