The Toshiba Thrive 10.1-inch Android tablet took its time to hit the market. It was first unveiled at CES but waited for Android Honeycomb and wisely priced itself to compete. Pre-orders for the Thrive started last month with a launch date set for mid-July, but today’s it has already touched down at Newegg with pricing just as expected plus free shipping.
The Thrive is powered by NVIDIA’s 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and comes running Android 3.1 Honeycomb. It features a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, full-sized HDMI and USB ports as well as a full-sized SD card slot. It also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Unlike other tablets on the market, its battery is user-swappable.
The tablet comes in three storage capacity options. The 8GB model is priced at $429.99, the 16GB model is $479.99, and the 32GB model comes in at $579.99. It’s rubberized back panel is available in six different colors. An optional docking station for $59.99 adds not only power charging, but also an HDMI, two USB 2.0 ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack.