Toshiba Thrive Pre-orders on Best Buy Begin June 13th; Pricing and Shipping Details Out

June 3, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Toshiba fans out there have been anticipating the arrival of the first Honeycomb powered tablet from the company. The wait is now coming to an end, with Toshiba pushing out of their stables the latest Thrive tablet. The device has now been given a shipment date and pricing details.

The Toshiba Thrive has got nothing extraordinary as compared to other similar tablets, but then we think the slate has the potential to trigger tight competition among the handful of Honeycomb tablets coming this summer.

Pre-orders for the device start on the 13th of this month at Best Buy. The manufacturer also has plans for a mid-July ship date, most probably by the 10th of next month. Here are the  pricing details for you:

8GB            $429

16GB          $479

32GB          $579

If you notice, the 16 GB model is available at a price less than that of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The 8GB version here is perhaps the only tablet that offers a full sized SD card slot, not the micro one, as well as full sized HDMI and USB connections.

The device has got some real impressive specs such as dual-core Nvida Tegra 2 processor and a removable battery. Two cameras are there- 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras. Also included are some handy apps such as Swype and Resolution+ software that helps clean up and upscale video. This is already being deployed in Toshiba’s TVs and laptops, if you have noticed.

So, tell us if you are heading for Best Buy to place your order this 13th?

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