Designed primarily for entertainment, the Honeycomb 3.1 OS-powered Thrive slates sport a 1280 x 800 (720p) multitouch widescreen display, the Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz mobile processor that delivers 1080p video playback capability, 802.11n wireless and Bluetooth connections, and a battery life rated at 7 hours with the standard user-replaceable 6-cell battery.
The first Thrive models are the AT105-T108 with 8GB of data storage capacity, 16GB AT105-T1016, and 32GB AT105-T1032.
Toshiba’s tablet has a 2-megapixel front-facing webcam and 5MP rear camera with autofocus, stereo speakers, a GPS receiver, accelerometer, and compass.
Ports include an HDMI connector, full-size USB and a mini USB, while for data storage expansion there’s an SD card slot.
The tablet has Easy Grip non-slip finish on its back and supports backplate interchangeability, allowing users to customize look of the slate. Offered backplate colors are dark blue, light blue, silver, green, and raspberry.
Regarding software, Android in this case includes built-in Toshiba Places (marketplace) application, complementing the Android Market.
The AT105-T108, AT105-T1016, and AT105-T1032 start at $430, $480, and $580, respectively. Pre-orders start on July 13th and the device is expected to begin shipping in mid-July.
Note: This article was published on 04/15/2011 and updated on 04/24/2011 and 06/12/2011. The tablet has previously leaked on the web with name ANT and with slightly higher prices.