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Toshiba Thrive tablet will undercut iPad2

Toshiba Thrive

It will sell for $429 (£262) which is cheaper than the base iPad2 at $499.

The Thrive is equipped with Android 3.1, wi-fi, a Tegra 2 dual-core processor and an IPS display.

Connectivity comes in the shape of an HDMI port, USB sockets and Toshiba's Resolution+ technology, which is also fitted to its TVs.

Buyers will be able to choose from a selection of dfferent coloured back covers to customise their tablet.

US pricing is $429 for 8GB, $479 for 16GB and $579 for 32GB. UK prices have yet to be announced.

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