Toshiba Thrive priced at $450
Toshiba first showed off its Honeycomb tablet at CES, and it drew an impressive crowd. Not much was revealed about the tablet, but we found out quite a few details today.
Retailer J&R put up some pre-order pages, which are no longer up, for a 10.1-inch Toshiba tablet named the “Thrive.” The 8 GB version of the tablet was available for $449.99, while the 32 GB Thrive was priced at $579.99. Unfortunately, the pages failed to mention any sort of release date and simply listed the tablet as “coming soon.” The page also confirmed that the tablet has a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB RAM along with the typical SD, USB, and HDMI ports.
A unique feature of the tablet is the replaceable rubberized backings. They come with a cool design and feel pretty good as well. The Thrive does provide pretty good competition to other competing Android tablets such as the Xoom which is priced at $599 for the 16 GB model. Its nice to see some more affordable high quality tablets hitting the market with Toshiba with the Thrive and Asus with its Eee Pad Transformer leading the way. It’ll be interesting to see how the device fares against other tablets like the Xoom, Playbook, and iPad 2. We will keep you updated on the status of the device.