Jun 2nd, 2011

I guess Toshiba was feeling left out of the tablet market and who can blame them? Just about everyone has an Android tablet these days (saw a pretty nifty one at Kohls the other day) and if its one thing that makes Android great, it’s options. Say hello to the Toshiba Thrive.

So what exactly makes this Honeycomb tablet so special? Well, the fact that it comes in a wide array of options (there’s that word again) like an 8GB version for $430, 16GB for $480, and 32GB for $580. I personally think the 8GB version would more than do the trick seeing how it is the only tablet I’ve seen thus far offering a full sized SD card slot (no micro) and even full sized HDMI and USB connections. Wowzers.

Other notable specs include a removable battery (good for when Honeycomb freezes up on you), standard dual-core Nvida Tegra 2 processor, 5MP rear/2MP front facing cameras. Toshiba has also included some handy apps like Swype and upscaling software Resolution +.

The Toshiba Thrive will be the company’s first Honeycomb powered Android tablet to hit the U.S. and Best Buy will allow you to pre-order the device as early as June 13th with a rumored launch date of somewhere around July 10th.

This tablet sounds like a true winner to me (just hate the silver thing around the camera) hitting all the requirements I would look for in a tablet. But what about you guys? Out of all the Honeycomb tablets hitting this summer, which one will/would you pick up?

[Via Engadget]

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