Toshiba Thrive tablet goes official, comes with Android 3.1
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We've been anxiously waiting on an official title for Toshiba’s upcoming Android tablet, and we should be able to finally put any and all speculation to rest. The naming saga began all the way back in January when Toshiba launched a teaser site for their tablet, and now, close to six months later, it’s hopefully coming to an end.
The same teaser site from before has been amended with the tablet’s name, and it appears that Toshiba has decided to stick with the Thrive listing. Furthermore, it has been revealed that Toshiba will be joining ASUS, Samsung and Motorola’s club by releasing their tablet with Android 3.1 Honeycomb.
Otherwise the specs are pretty much what we’ve heard before, as the tablet features an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a 10.1” display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, HDMI, USB, and Wi-Fi. In addition, the Thrive will be one of the few tablets to include a user-replaceable battery; providing 7 hours of HD playback per charge. The Thrive will be available in 6 different colors.
As far as pricing goes, we’d previously seen a pre-order listing at JR.com for $449 but Toshiba appears to be going even lower than that. According to the company, the Thrive will start at $429 for the 8GB version while the 16GB and 32GB versions should retail for $479 and $579 respectively. Official pre-orders of the tablet should begin on June 13th, but sadly there is no word as to when the tablet will actually ship.