Toshiba Thrive Android 3.1 tablet now available to pre-order, estimated release date is August 12th

Another tablet is almost upon us Canada… the Toshiba Thrive runs Android OS 3.1 Honeycomb and is now up for pre-order at Future Shop. This looks like it will be available on August 12th and as expected will retail for the following prices: 8GB version for $429; 16GB version for $479 and a 32GB version for $579.

A month ago Toshiba stated that this will be called the “Toshiba Tablet”, but has opted to follow the United States in their branding of the 10.1-inch tablet. Specs have it coming with a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, Wi-Fi a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, weighs a bit on the hefty side at 750 grams and has a battery life of 7 hours. Something that makes this a bit unique and sets it apart from all the other Android tablets is that the back cover can be replaced and you can changes colour: Blue Moon, Raspberry Fusion, Lavender Bliss, Silvery Sky and Green Apple are all the flavours to choose from.

Source: Future Shop