Toshiba Thrive makes its way to the UK

Toshiba has announced that the tablet known as the Thrive in the US will be available in UK shops on 1 September, labelled simply as the Toshiba AT100.

The Toshiba Tablet, as it was once known, has fallen into Pocket-lint paws a couple of times in the past - we got hands-on with an early model back in January at CES and got another look in February - and we were led to believe that it was to be called the Regza AT300, with a summer release planned.

Name discrepancies aside, it seems as if Tosh has met its launch deadline, just, and the AT100 will add to the ever growing pile of Honeycomb tablets - although this one does come with Android 3.1 as standard.

But, with rumours mounting that Toshiba may have a super skinny tablet lined up for an IFA release, you may want to sit on the AT100 news for a day or so before splashing your cash. Toshiba's press event over in Berlin takes place on the same day the AT100 hits the shops in the UK.

Back to the tablet that we know is real and the AT100 packs a 10.1-inch screen that is sporting the Resolution+ bright light reflecting contrast feature, along with a 1280x800 resolution, and boasts 1GB of RAM with 16GB of internal memory. Processing is via the 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 chip and the cameras are 5-megapixel at the rear and 2-megapixel up front.

It's got HDMI, SD, mini-USB, USB, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and battery life is a decent 7 hours.

No word on pricing just yet, but our man at Toshiba is going to let us know ASAP, so be sure to check back for updates.