With the Toshiba Thrive Android 3.1 tablet already launched and selling, it was about time that we saw a hands on and unboxing. This one comes from Android Community, that details the Honeycomb 3.1 slate, available at your local Best Buy store.

Priced at $429.99, $479.99 and $579.99 (8GB, 16GB or 32GB), this model packs a 10.1 inch display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. This screen is based on IPS LCD technology and the devices measures 15mm in thickness, while weighing 771 grams. This is quite a heavy duty tablet and a thick model, almost double the thickness of the iPad 2 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

It’s got a 5MP camera at the back, a 2MP one upfront and an unique feature: a removable battery. The case relies in ribbed plastic and at the front we find a glass surface and some chrome accents show where the cameras are. Strangely enough, this model feels like a portrait tablet, if we judge by the logo orientation on the back and the docking port at the bottom.

More details can be found in the hands on video below as well:

  • Deian Stancu

    I don’t get the replacement battery thing….
    Ok, it’s unique, but not “killer app”, you’ll change the tablet for a better one next year, because this one is already slow and laggy Android, and perhaps next big Android will require different hardware like all major Android releases, so it’s a useless feature, all Li-Ion or Polymer battery have at least one year life. And many tablets have two years warranty.
    This tablet has deal breaker issues already, thicker and heavier than a real book and sleep issues.