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Toshiba Tablet close to a final reveal?

New website appears for Toshiba's tablet; TV ad could be in the works

Toshiba’s tablet seems to have received more publicity due to its lack of a name rather than its actual hardware capabilities, but the search for a title goes on. Some of the names tossed around for the tablet include “The Toshiba Tablet”, “Antares” and a Japan launch moniker of “Regza AT300”. However, the latest evidence points away from the preceding names and instead the device could be officially known as the Toshiba “Thrive”.

Around a month ago, Toshiba went out and secured a trademark for the Thrive name and new info suggests that is the name they’ll be running with. Thanks to some super sleuth work done by TabletCommunity, it looks as if Toshiba is also readying a website for the tablet ahead of an official launch. Sadly, the new website doesn’t seem to have been populated yet and actually mirrors the launch page for the Satellite E350 laptop.  

Furthermore, Toshiba could be planning on officially announcing the tablet through a TV ad; as evidenced by tweets from certain actors, including British DJ David Lyddon, chronicling their work on the project.

As if that wasn't enough to convince us that a launch is near, the tablet has also found its way onto a pre-order page at And lo and behold, the listing shows an 8GB and 32GB version of the Toshiba Thrive tablet for $449 and $579, respectively.

Thankfully, Toshiba hasn’t been as vague with the specs for the tablet and we do know that it’ll be coming with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a 10.1” screen with a 1280x800 pixel resolution, Android Honeycomb 3.0, a pair of cameras and a replaceable battery. No official launch date has been announced, but hopefully it won’t be too long till the suspense is over.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-05-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)