Jun 28 AT 9:57 AM Alberto Vildosola 11 Comments

Toshiba Thrive’s unboxing video trades showing actual tablet for comedy, awesomeness

Not very often do we come across a video that manages to both disappoint us and impress us at the same time. But that’s exactly what happened with Toshiba’s unorthodox unboxing video of its upcoming Honeycomb tablet, the Thrive.

The video seems to be just your regular, good ol’ unboxing video until 25 seconds in. The guy blows our mind by pulling our friend Andy out of the box. Naturally, Andy starts doing what he likes to do the most: ¬†full-on breakdancing. I’m not sure what happens after, since it’s hard to take my eyes off Andy’s cute little self. But I think I saw some spaceships and lasers somewhere in there as well. On the downside, the actual Thrive tablet is nowhere to be found on the video.

Toshiba is giving everybody a chance to win one of these tablets via contest. You can get all the details here. If you win, you could be the proud of owner of an Android tablet with the following specs:

  • Android 3.1 Honeycomb
  • 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
  • 10.1-inch LED screen with a 800 x 1280 pixels resolution
  • 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera and 2 MP front-facing camera
  • 720p video recording
  • SD card slot
  • USB and mini-USB ports
  • HDMI port

Not too shabby, Toshiba. What say you, dear readers? Do you see a Toshiba Thrive in your near future?

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website Louis

    Damn, this’s the best ad, sneak peak, video I ever seen. Pretty funny, makes you really wanna go get that tablet. Great stuff!!

  • http://Website Clarence

    This is a great unboxing with a differnt flair.

  • http://Website mike

    cool commercial… but the tablet itself is okay.. Looks heavy and bulky. My transformer is way better. Why would anyone want a full size USB on a tablet itself? It looks kind of weird holding a tablet and an USB cable dangling out of the side of the tablet. I rather have an USB port on a dock or in Transformer’s case, on a keyboard dock…

    • http://androidandme.com mark

      Come on Mike !!! have you never heard of a usb stick…there aint no wires !!!

    • http://Website NotRelevent

      It’s more for USB dongles for things like wireless keyboards and such then things with long cords.

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    It’s almost as good as the Ninja unboxing of the Nexus One. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ETSvTAo4A

  • http://Website Mike

    In addition, what happens if you have a full size USB cable plugged into your tablet and you accidentally move your tablet or yank the USB cable? It will certainly damage the USB port on the tablet or damage the tablet itself. I would not take that chance on $500 tablet.

  • McLovin

    It has a user replaceable battery.

  • Sturoid

    Thats a pretty awesome ad, love how they both stare at the power cable waiting for something to happen ;p

  • http://Website galaxy5

    the full size usb..i think it for usb huawei modem

  • http://Website Iwantitbutdontknow

    How will we know it wont fail like the folio did? Look at how they look so much alike?