July 7, 2011 | by Charles West
For the past week or so, everyone has been under the impression that Toshiba Thrive tablets were only available for pre-order through retailers. But it turns out that technology e-commerce company Newegg is shelling these bad boys out early. They currently have the 16GB model for $479 and the 8GB model for $429. When I went to the site, checkout allowed me to put one in my cart for purchase — allowing me the ability of having the tablet within a couple of days courtesy of free shipping.
What should also be noted is the e-commerce site is offering somewhat of a sweetener for those ready to take the 16GB plunge. Newegg is offering a Toshiba back cover for anyone purchasing the 16GB model (for a limited time only). At the moment it is unknown as to how many Thrives Newegg has in its stock, but customers are only allowed to purchase one — so stock must be limited.
The Toshiba Thrive is running Honeycomb 3.1 out the box and with its easy grip rubber — the Thrive plans to have one of the best form factors on the market when it comes to all other tablets. Much like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Toshiba’s new tablet will also carry a 10.1 inch screen with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor under the hood.
So are you guys going to run over and grab you one of these tabs before its gone? Also, do you think the Thrive will be a better tablet than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? As always, please leave your comments at the bottom.
Source: Droid-Life via Newegg