Toshiba's second try at an Android tablet, the 10.1-inch Thrive, is closing in at a steady pace and is expected to become available on July 10, with those interested being able to pre-order it as soon as this month, from June 13th.
Thrive runs Android 3.1 and features a non-slip Easy Grip interchangeable backplate, a user-replaceable battery (which can be charged in 1.5 hours), an 1280 x 800 multi-touch screen enhanced with the Resolution Plus technology (makes SD content look better), a Tegra 2 SoC, a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera allowing for 720p video recording, and a 2MP front camera.
Toshiba's tablet also has WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, an SD card slot, mini USB and full-size USB 2.0 ports, and a HDMI output. GPS is apparently also on-board.
Thrive will be available with 8GB, 16GB and 32GB of built-in storage, priced at $429, $479 and $579, respectively.