Toshiba Tablet pops up for pre-order again

Toshiba Tablet pops up for pre-order againAround a month ago we reported that the Toshiba Tablet has surfaced for pre-order on, with the rather rubbish “ANT” name.

More recently, the consensus seems to be that it’ll be called the Toshiba Thrive, and that’s the name J&R is going with on its pre-order page.

As spotted by Netbooknews, J&R has the Toshiba Thrive for the same price as Newegg, namely $449.99 for the 8GB model and $579.99 for the 32GB. There’s no 16GB model listed on J&R, but we suspect it’ll be $499.99.

The Honeycomb-running Toshiba Thrive will come in six colours, with a 10.1in screen, 1GHz processor, 5MP/2MP rear/front cameras, HDMI/USB/mini USB ports and “the full web – even Flash” (ooh, take that, iPad).

Sounds pretty good, no? The last we heard it’ll be “the very end of summer” before we see the Toshiba Thrive on these shores. In the meantime, you can drool over the official trailer.

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blizzard7  May. 23, 2011 at 21:30

$130 gap from 8GBs to 32 GBs :3 It's more like a $30 gap so that is extortionate. You're not going to takedown Apple with pricing like that!

JanSt / MOD  May. 23, 2011 at 21:51

Frankly, Blizzard, I don't think anyone will dethrone Apple in the tab realm. Toshiba?

blizzard7  May. 23, 2011 at 21:59

Sadly, you're right and will be for a very long time. It's going to be iPod vs. crappy knock-offs/ copy-cats all over again.


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