Toshiba first showed off its Tegra 2 powered Android tablet back at CES, and it was pretty impressive. But not much more has been revealed about its name, pricing, and launch date, except for the mention of a Toshiba Regza AT300 potentially priced at a whopping $700 for 16GB model. However, that was some time ago, and today we have evidence that Toshiba may be pricing its upcoming tablet more reasonably.
A product listing showed up briefly on retailer J&R’s website today that showed the Toshiba tablet to be called the “Thrive.” The product specs listed confirmed a 10.1-inch tablet, running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, sporting a 5-megapixel back camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, and has slots for SD, USB, and mini-USB. It also has a replaceable rubberized backing that really sets it apart from other Android tablets.
However, no picture was shown, and the product was listed only as coming soon. Pricing for the 8GB model was set at $449, while the 32GB model was set at $579. That’s a huge difference from the earlier reported pricing for the AT300. But this listing does show a different model number of AT105-T108, so it’s not clear if this is the same tablet, although all specs seem to match up.