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Toshiba Thrive tablet now up for pre-order

Toshiba’s Honeycomb tablet starts from $430; pre-orders now accepted

Toshiba’s much awaited Thrive tablet still isn't available for public consumption, but we’re now one step closer. True to their word, Toshiba has begun accepting orders for the Thrive, and the tablet should begin shipping sometime in mid-July.

Toshiba’s first entry into the tablet market comes with a Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 10.1” display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution and ships with Android Honeycomb 3.1. The Thrive is one of the first tablets to offer a user-replaceable battery and can be customized with a variety of colored back covers. The covers are available in 5 colors (Green Apple, Silver Sky, Raspberry Fusion, Lavender Bliss, and Blue Moon) and are priced at $20 each.

Pre-orders for the Thrive tablet can currently be made at Newegg, Office Depot, Best Buy,, or directly from Toshiba. Pricing for the tablet starts at $430 for the 8GB version, $480 for the 16GB version and $580 for the 32GB version.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-06-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)