Android 3.1 tablets are beginning to roll out in droves. Following the nationwide release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 later this week, Toshiba will also launch its own Honeycomb-based tablet this summer.
Dubbed the Thrive, Toshiba's first Android-powered tablet is slated to launch in mid-July, with pre-orders beginning today from the company's website, Amazon or Office Depot.
The 10.1-inch Thrive will ship with the latest version of Android and will be powered by a Tegra 2 processor from Nvidia. The tablet includes a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel camera in the front, as well three ports to attach media tablet accessories.
Toshiba has said it will offer a number of accessories for the Thrive, including two docking stations, cases and Easy Grip back covers in a variety of colors.
The Thrive will come in three models: an 8-gigabyte for $430, a 16-gigabyte for $480 and a 32-gigabyte option for $580.
Toshiba's Thrive may be an appropriate name for an Android-based tablet, given the mobile operating system's ascending presence in the market. While Apple currently dominates the market with its iPad, industry observers have predicted Google's Android will start making some waves in the near future.