Monday, June 20, 2011
Toshiba Thrive available July 10 at Office Depot
If you have been waiting for the Toshiba Thrive, you will be happy to know that July 10th couldn't get here any sooner. Office Depot has it up for pre-order and showing "Not available until July 10". The Thrive will be loaded with Honeycomb 3.1, NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor at 1Ghz with 1GB RAM. Toshiba is using its own "resolution plus" software to improve image quality on the 10.1" display. Also you will find a front and rear camera for video chat, or use the rear 5 megapixel camera to take pictures or shoot some 1080 HD video.
The Thrive will come in a 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models with the 32GB priced at $579.99. This is priced in line with most current tablets, maybe a few dollars cheaper. The Thrive might not be as sleek as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" but does have a full size SD slot. This will allow you to get a 32GB SD card for storing files, pictures or videos you might take.
Another nice feature that you won't see in your current line up of tablets is, you can change the back cover with 5 different choices of covers that you can purchase. The covers cost $19 and if you think that you will want a extra battery; yes you can swap out the battery for some real portability. You can purchase a extra battery for $89, which isn't so bad considering that you won't have to worry about finding a A/C outlet to charge your battery.
*Update, Office Depot has removed the wording that shows "not available until July 10"