Yes, what you're looking at is a shackled Toshiba Thrive
tablet out in the wild at Best Buy -- not just waiting caged in a cardboard confine
in some dreary stockroom. Though the device most likely won't ship until July 10th, "Dandroid" over at Toshiba Thrive Forums
is reporting that his local Austin, Texas location is evidently neglecting that memo. The store apparently has several 16GB and 32GB WiFi models ready to fly off the shelves for $480 and $580, but we won't hold our breath until we see a proper YouTube unboxing
. Still, it may be worth a detour on the way home if you're feeling lucky or just can't wait any
longer to inspect those full-sized ports.