Last Updated: January 5th, 2012

Do you like connectivity? Well, today you're getting a chance to win what is probably the most connectable Android tablet around, the Toshiba Thrive. Our friends at Toshiba have graciously provided us with one, along with a Toshiba Wireless Keyboard for maximizing your tablet productivity.

This contest is now over. Here is our winner, selected at random:
  • Daniel James

Congratulations, you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

The Prizes

The Toshiba Thrive is Toshiba's first Android Honeycomb tablet, powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor along with a litany of connectivity options.


toshiba-thrive-angle toshiba-thrive-back-cover

The Toshiba Thrive features:

  • 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
  • 10.1" LED-backlit display
  • 1GB RAM / 8GB internal storage
  • Full-sized USB, HDMI, and miniUSB ports
  • Full-sized SD card slot (supports SDXC)
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Easy-grip, removable back cover (can be replaced with a variety of colors)
  • User-replaceable 23W-hour battery
  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb (via OTA update)

The winner will also receive this, a Toshiba Wireless Keyboard specifically optimized for Android:


Light (about 0.5lbs) and portable (only .35" thick), the Toshiba Wireless Keyboard is designed to accompany you and your tablet wherever you go, using Bluetooth to quickly and easily connect to your Android tablet.

How To Enter

Entering is pretty simple. Below, you'll see six embedded YouTube videos - each of them showing off one of the colors the Thrive's removable rear cover is available in. Watch a few videos, and pick your favorite. Leave a comment in the comments section below with the specific name of the color for the video you chose (be sure to INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL IN THE EMAIL FIELD BELOW THE NAME FIELD - not in the comment text, we'll use this to contact the winner). That's it.

The Terms

The contest begins immediately and will run until December 21st, 11:59PM PST. This contest is open to residents of the United States only. See the full terms, below:


1. Eligibility

ANDROIDPOLICE.COM, A CALIFORNIA SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (referred to herein as “Contest Provider”) IS THE PROVIDER OF THIS CONTEST. The Contest is open only to entrants who reside in the United States (does not include U.S. Territories or Outlying Islands).

2. Disclaimer

Contest Provider will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, or misrouted transmissions or entries; (b) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Contest Provider; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

3. Contest Period

The Contest begins December 20th, 2011 at 9:00AM Pacific Time and will continue until December 21st, 2011 at 11:59PM Pacific Time (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received before the Deadline to be eligible to win the Prize.

4. Prizes

One (1) eligible entrant will be chosen by the Contest Provider at random as the “Winner,” and will receive the “Prize,” one (1) Toshiba "Thrive" Wi-Fi tablet computing device, estimated retail value $379.99, and one (1) Toshiba "Wireless Keyboard - Android Optimized" Bluetooth keyboard device, estimated retail value $69.99. No substitutions or exchanges, cash or otherwise, will be allowed. Prize is not transferable.

The Prize will be provided “as is,” Contest Provider and Prize Provider provide no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Shipment of Prize will be the sole responsibility of Prize Provider. Shipment method and carrier will be selected by Prize Provider. Contest Provider and Prize Provider assume no responsibility for loss of or damage to the prize prior to or during shipment. If the Prize, after shipment, is returned to the Prize Provider as undeliverable or for any other reason, Contest Provider and Prize Provider reserve the right to disqualify the Winner and to designate another Entrant as the Winner.

5. Collection of Information:

The Contest entry requires you to submit a first and last name, email address, and shipping address to meet the Contest’s Eligibility requirements.

The Winner consents to allowing Contest Provider to disclose the following information to Prize Provider for the purpose of awarding the Prize: (1) first and last name, (2) email address, and (3) shipping address. Shipping address must be located in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section. Failure to provide an address in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section will result in disqualification from the Contest.

6. General Release of Liability

By entering the Contest, you release the Contest Provider and Prize Provider from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the Prize.

7. Affidavit and Release:

As a condition of being awarded the Prize, the Winner will be required to execute and deliver to Contest Provider a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules and a release of liability. The Affidavit of Eligibility may be submitted by email.

8. Contest and Prize Providers:

Contest provided by Android Police. Prizing provided by Toshiba. Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed via e-mail to Artem Russakovskii at [email protected].

9. Choice of Law:

The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States.

10. Miscellaneous:

Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Contest Provider, which are final and binding in all respects. Contest Provider reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, at its discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant's participation in the Contest should any causes beyond Contest Provider’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Contest Provider otherwise becomes (as determined by its discretion) unable to run the Contest as planned.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • nikeairj

    Black tie! Because I don't want a tablet to look like an iPad!

  • TT

    Black Tie is nice.

  • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

    Silver Sky definitely.

  • Sam Wharfe

    Black tie!!!!! Looks INCREDIBLE, and IS incredible! I'll sell my body for this tablet! (Just kidding..)

  • Brandie Glass

    Raspberry Fusion! The color just pops to the eye.

  • Steve

    Blue Moon - definitly, blue always been my fav color

  • Andrew

    Lavender Bliss is cool as all shigoondas! Thanks!

  • DavidW

    Silver Sky is amazing, definitely my fav!

  • JSmith

    Silver Sky is the best looking, looks awesome!

  • StevenG

    Green Apple rocks my socks

  • http://tgbmusic.com Ryan Duncan

    I like Silver Sky. Plus, I'm a drummer, myself. Although the guy in the video reminds me of my first solo. Fast, loud and no technique. Actually, that reminds me of another first of mine, too.....

  • gaijinboricua

    give me some black tie. it looks so nice!

  • Jared

    Black tie for sure

  • http://forteania.blogspot.com Tony Morrill

    Black tie all the way!

  • Lady Di (@2LadyDi)

    Lavender Bliss is as close to purple that I can kiss. Corny but you get me... right?!?!

  • S.H. Wei

    Blue Moon: Love the blue and love the moon!!!

  • Jamal Adam

    Black Tie looks very nice.

  • Freddy Lazo

    Blaaaack Tieeee. Dang sexy.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107687229657334254102/posts Rodney Longoria

    Black tie, by far!!!

  • John May

    Has to be Green Apple, I'm an Android fan the green just compliments it well.

  • Javier Rosales

    Black tie!! Simply, classic, elegant!

  • Paul

    Love the Green Apple

  • TZ

    Black Tie looks bad ass! Hook me up with a win please :)

  • moccor

    I'll have to go with the black tie aswell.

  • Steven

    Silver Sky! Sleek and classy looking.

  • http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1071455 Max

    Green Apple — the color of android!

  • cylence

    Blue moon. Black is boring.

  • Nick Chan

    Blue Moon is the best!

  • Luke

    Gotta be black tie... the rest (except maaaaybe silver sky) just look toyish...

  • MikeS

    Boring Black for me...keeping it classy!

  • Jen

    Lavendar Bliss is amazing! Plus, my boyfriend won't steal my tablet all the time. :)

  • Raja Kumar

    Raspberry Fusion. Stands out of all others. Dares to do things which few would choose to.

  • Mat

    Black tie for the win

  • Reakus

    Green Apple — One of six colors available for the Toshiba Thrive™ Tablet.

    Green is the best. Apple is ironic.

  • Carolyn

    My favorite color is blue, but I got to say the raspberry fusion video was pretty cool!!

  • Avinash Pathak

    Black Tie looks incredibly classy and suave. That is my pick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sickopsycho Andrew Vincent

    Black tie is nice!

  • Lino Alvarez

    Green Apple, reminded me of that old commercial for blow pops...

  • Kiboko

    Apple Green. Very Delicious

  • Matt Kleinman

    Silver sky looks very very nice. Classy.

  • Shawn Hendershot

    I like Black Tie. It's perfectly simple.

  • Elvis Marmaduke

    Black tie fo sho, cuz i can wear it out on the town if needed....

  • Robert Walters

    Black Tie Please!

  • Glenn Gordon

    Silver Sky - I can't lie, i think it looks a little better than that black tie!

  • Interest

    Black Tie baby!

  • Daniel

    Rasberry fusion - a fusion of colours in tablet's technology

  • Anuradha

    Silver sky looks good, actually.

  • Jamison England

    Silver Sky! Looks great. Must have!

  • Jason S.

    Silver Sky looks really classy!

  • Jason Chittenden

    Black Tie nice and dark

  • Alicia Padilla

    Black Tie, black has always been my choice for devices. Sleek and shiny.

  • Daniel Liu

    Silver Sky looks sleek; the video itself just screams energy with the drums!

  • Edwin

    Black Tie, so I can look sharp.

  • Nick Scarantino

    BLUE MOON because blue rocks.

  • J. Kaput

    Black Tie -- Because seeing all that tape flying around brought back fantastic childhood memories.

  • dan

    Green Apple! And only because of the green part, not the apple part. :P

  • Bryan Conley

    Silver Sky - - SEXXXY

  • Wu

    All about the black tie, it looks super slick!

  • Denise Gillette

    Rasberry Fusion

  • Josh

    My favorite is easily Lavender Bliss.

  • Ben

    Green Apple 'cause it ain't easy being green

  • Scott Haggerty

    Silver Sky looks fantastic! It's what will make people turn their heads when I take it out to play!

  • Prok

    Silver Sky looks very sleek. A little iPad-esque, but nothing that bad.

  • Steven Sangster

    Silvery Sky Looks Amazing. It was close, but it won out in the end!

  • Deeds

    I like the green apple

  • Patrick

    Green apple is my favorite, cause the girl reminds me of my Jolly Green Giant Costume for halloween. But the beat and dancing in the Raspberry Fusion is pretty sweet. Real mean use Raspberry (Pink) Toshibas.

  • Steve

    Black Tie, simple and sleek

  • Tan

    Silver Sky Rocks..

  • http://www.codevortex.com Austin Witherspoon

    I pick blue moon. I don't know why, but that one stands out the most to me.

  • Doug

    Green Apple looks good.

  • lewisorlando

    Green Apple. Damn!

  • http://Saintless.com Misty Fowler

    Raspberry Fusion for sure! It makes my heart giggle to have pink tech stuff, especially as a software developer.

  • Curtiss Wiggins

    Black Tie- looks unassuming.

  • David McClellan

    Black Tie. Hands down. All of my portable gadgets are in black. Then people ask me what they are and I can share with them the joys of Android! =)

  • http://darshankaria.com Darshan Karia

    Black Tie - No need to even look for anything else when there is black :-)

  • Jason Taylor

    Black Tie video is nice!

  • mike

    Black tie, my oh My

  • mike

    Black tie. As cool as the other colors are, I'm a traditionalist

  • Navid Salimian

    Silver Sky - Lookin' sharp!

  • IndyRoadie

    Blue, just to be different..

  • David

    Black Tie. can connect it to my James Bond style car

  • http://www.scienceprousa.com David C

    Silver Sky looks super classy! I love it. And honestly I adore the Thrive because it has full sized USB and SD card which is great for DSLR photographers!!

  • Cappy

    Lavender Bliss - FTW!!! Actually, this would be for my wife, but real men rock purple!!! Right?!?! Right?!?!


  • Matthew

    Who doesn't love a man in a Black Tie???

  • peterjon smtih

    im going with black tie because its elegant and classic

  • http://about.me/seanprunka Sean Prunka

    Lavender Bliss. (The whole family likes purple.)

  • http://www.rhythmskateboarding.com Donny Smith

    Black Tie — One of six colors available for the Toshiba Thrive™ Tablet: I’m wearing all black. Outlaws wear black. Apple Fanboys and cocaine dealers wear white...

  • Skyler

    I really liked the Blue Moon video! So trippy

  • Edward

    Silver Sky is fantastic.

  • Sam Montana

    Black Tie is awesome.

  • Chris

    Silver Sky...the video reminds me of Blue Man Group, one of my favorite acts out in Vegas

  • Greg

    I like Green Apple! It's fun!

  • Kyle Sullivan

    my favorite by far was Black Tie

  • Michael

    Black Tie

    Mainly because of the awesome animation of the mass of confetti :D

  • https://plus.google.com/115273860520983542999 Robert

    Silver Sky, keeping it classy!

  • R.Latchman

    Black Tie was cool - pink lavender was eh -black tie was sickness tho

  • Zackary McNamara

    Black Tie...Color = Awesome. Plus the name reminds me of this one tie I have that is black (ironic huh?) And that tie is really awesome. :)

  • grief

    Black Tie for sure. It looks sleek and professional.

  • Frank Harden

    Silver Sky! all the way...

  • Clif

    Surprisingly I liked Lavender Bliss.

  • Tuck

    My favorite is Raspberry Fusion. I need my tablet to tell people I'm gay and save me the work :-)

  • Nicholas Tang

    Funny, I liked the videos - and colors - more than I thought I would. But I'm a basic black sort of guy when it comes to these things - Black Tie for me.

  • Don Sanders

    Silver Sky is the stuff.

  • Max

    Black Tie is the best :)

  • Adolfo Holguin

    Mmmmm Black Tie or Silver Sky?

  • Jerry Gooch

    Black Tie, I just like dark colored Electronics! my phone, my tv, my xbox, just about every important electronic is black or mostly black, and my tablet shouldn't look any different. *Nasty iPad's and your shiny metallic backing

  • hennes

    Blue Moon kicks ***!!!

  • Dorian Snyder

    Black Tie for sure. Elegant black color, but not too overpowering.

  • Brandon

    Black tie since black goes with everything. My second choice would be green but it just stands out too much

  • Logan

    Green Apple for the win. lol :)

  • http://gplus.to/ChromebookGurus Jason C

    Black Tie, just because well I prefer black.

  • http://facebook.com/Livecarlou5 Carlos Fajardo

    That on black on that Thrive makes it look fancy :D

  • Ivan Vargas

    Black Tie looks good

  • Daniel

    Silver Sky i like the contrast between the black and the silver.

  • Erkka Karjalainen

    Black tie. Like Henry Ford said about cars: "They can be any color if they are black"

  • Miguel Angel García Lucanu

    I am something against the same ol' blackies in our gadgets.
    Green Apple ftw!

  • http://www.yeags.com David Yeagly

    Green Apple. I'm pretty sure the woman is the green alien Kirk had sex with.

  • Michael

    I like "Black Tie"!! :-)

  • Garth

    Black tie, although the lavender bliss has a pretty sweet "business in the front, party in the back" look going

  • Mdk

    A Black tie,thanks

  • Daniel

    definitely Silver Sky - looks just awesome

  • Mdk

    I'd like a Black tie,thanks

  • Mdk

    I'd like a Black tie, thanks

  • Julian L

    Lavender bliss cause like the video, it's just so darn manly.

  • Brent Hunter

    Gotta love that sleek Silver Sky!

  • http://bliynd.com Mike B

    Silver Sky for sure

  • Gilad Keren

    Black Tie is the most elegant of them :)

  • Julio Araujo

    Silver Sky - Cause I like shinny new things, and that guys brings the term "tearing it up on stage" to a new level.

  • http://danclarkdesigns.com Dan

    Black Tie...classic

  • SchwannyT

    Black Tie. It sold me with the tangle of cassette tape ribbons. I've always dreamed of doing that with old tapes and VHS movies that were eaten by the machine!

  • Mdk

    I'd like a Black Tie, just not the wearable kind

  • http://twitter.com/kway4204 Kyle Way

    Green Apple!
    Who wants a boring color?

  • Chris McGraw

    Black Tie is by far the best color of the six.

  • Todd Fagan

    Black Tie... Cause Black is the fastest color!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Danerisms Danerisms

    Silver Sky is a clear winner for me.

  • Eric Ebner

    Lavender Bliss because that one is more clever than the others and Lavender is a more vibrant color. Plus who doesn't like a bit of tennis. ;)

  • Gil

    Green Apple - hmm yummy !

  • flippy-zulu

    Green Apple -> looks like my Kawasaki :-D

  • http://nowYOUknowevents.com Katie C

    Raspberry Fusion all the way. It's bright & bold just like me. Plus I loved the dancing in the 'raspberry' pink water. This could help me be so much more efficient w/ my business.

  • Shawn Frunk

    Green Apple looks sweet!

  • Eli

    Green Apple and Rasberry make me hungry!

  • dawn m. armfield

    Green Apple. It's earthy, different, and beautiful. I want to take a bite out of it. Ok, not really -- but it would make me want to pick up the tablet again and again (as if I wouldn't anyway).

  • Meeo

    Black Tie or me... stealth and subtility !

  • Derek Leyh

    Black Tie all the way!

  • Andrew Hickman

    Blue Moon Rules!

  • Robert Ruedisueli

    I like the silver sky color.

    Coincidentally I also like it's ad. Probably the only one out of the bunch that strikes me as exciting and creative instead of just weird.

  • Sportlich

    Black Tie is perfect.

  • Jason Lee

    I think I will have to go with Black Tie.

  • Mark Boyle

    Silver sky is the best

  • Jackie Katz

    Lavender bliss, you'll never miss