The Toshiba Thrive is the name of the Toshiba tablet we have covered a few times. We even saw it way back in January looking the same as it does now. It was originally known as the Regza and original leaks suggested a $700 price tag. Today we have better news that this tablet will be starting as low as $429

The Toshiba Thrive will be the first tablet by Toshiba in the U.S and will be making its way to the market starting June 13th for pre-orders at Best Buy and other retailers and it will ship early July. It boasts the usual specs for a Honeycomb tablet and will come with Android 3.1, a 10.1″ 1280×800 resolution display as well as some competitive pricing. They will offer 3 models: 8GB for $429, 16GB for $479, and the 32GB for $579. The lowest starting at $429 is a smart move and even the 16GB is slightly cheaper than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 but the 32GB Transformer is already cheaper.

The Thrive features all those other specs most of the tablets of late have. Such as Wifi, Bluetooth, HDMI and USB ports, Micro SD slots and can’t forget about cameras. It has a 5MP rear and 2MP front for video chat. It also has a lock button for portrait or landscape mode as well as having a removable battery so it should fair well, and also be different from the rest. Stay tuned for more information.

[via Engadget]