The Toshiba Thrive tablet has been known under many names ever since it was first confirmed, but finally we get a branding for it. Also we have a price for this device, that starts at $429 and runs Android 3.1 Expect it to ship in July, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Thrive will be Toshiba’s first slate on the US market and pre-orders are set to start on June 13th at Best Buy, plus other retailers. This 10.1 inch model with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution comes in 3 storage versions: 8GB, priced at $429, 16GB, priced at $479 and 32GB with a $579 price tag. This is a Tegra 2 tablet with WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI and a 2MP front camera.
There’s also a 5MP cam at the back and on board of the slate you’ll find a Toshiba file manager and Swype pre-installed. Another important thing to mention is the removable battery on the device, that should provide up to 7 hours of continuous HD video playback.