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Last Updated: June 4th, 2011

Well, whattya know! Remember Toshiba's Thrive tablet that has been hiding in the shadows for the last few months? Well, it turns out that it may be hitting the streets somewhat soon, as it briefly showed up on J&R for pre-order earlier today. It has since been removed, but not before we got a sneak peak at some probable pricing.

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Before the listing was suddenly ripped from J&R's website, the 8GB model was rocking a $449 price tag, while the 32GB version was sitting at $579 - a pretty competitive price point for a 32GB tablet. The 8GB version, however seems to be a moderately steep price for the size, considering that you can get 16GB out of the the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer for $400, or the Acer Iconia A500 for $450.

If you need to know the rest of the specs of this rather illusive tab, just look at the common specs of Android tablets on the market today - 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 10.1 inch display, and Honeycomb. Aside from the cookie-cutter features, this tablet also rocks full SD, full HDMI, and full USB support, setting itself apart from the rest of the pack.

If you're considering picking up a the Thrive when it finally drops, our hands on from CES this year may just seal-the-deal for you. Have a look here:

Just in case you're the obsessive compulsive type that wants to repeatedly check to see if the pre-orders are back online, here are the links where they once existed:

8BG Model | 32GB Model

[Engadget]

Cameron Summerson
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  • Coldman

    Full SD, full HDMI, full USB. This is the tablet to get.

  • Raphael

    8Gb for $449??Another manufacturer that does not get it. Good luck selling large quantities when the asus is 16gb for $399. Another niche product

    • Jon Garrett

      yep, they don't get it. this will be a fail like the Motorola Xoom.

      I'm only waiting for the release of the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 to decide on which to get., the 10.1 or the Eee Pad.