The Toshiba Thrive is the company’s first foray into the Android tablet space. The Thrive became finally official in June after many months of leaks, for most of which it didn’t even have a name. You’ve been able to pre-order one for quite a while, and a release was expected around the middle of this month. Yet the Thrive is already being sold by some stores, as we reported a few days ago.
And now it seems that you’re able to get a Toshiba Thrive not only in brick-and-mortar stores, but online too. Well known retailer Newegg has put two versions of Toshiba’s tablet up for grabs on its website. The difference is only in available storage space.
There’s an 8 GB model which retails for $429.99, and a 16 GB version that goes for $479.99. Interestingly enough, Newegg hasn’t (yet?) listed the 32 GB Thrive. But if you don’t want or need 32 GB of internal storage on your tablet, and have been looking forward to the Thrive’s release, perhaps you should head over to Newegg right now and place an order. Free shipping is included by the way.
The Toshiba Thrive has a 10.1-inch 1280×800 capacitive touchscreen, a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 5 MP autofocus rear camera with video recording, a secondary front-facing 2 MP camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11n, GPS, microSD card support, a 3.5 mm headset jack, stereo speakers, and it weighs 771 grams. The Thrive runs Android Honeycomb.