The Toshiba Thrive 10.1 inch Honeycomb Android tablet that was expected to be available by July 10. Last Month Amazon has put up a pre-order page up starting at $429 and should be shipping within the next days. Around that time we learned that the Android 3.1 version was postponed. The tablet has now landed early in at least one Best Buy location in Austin, Texas.
Fellas over at the Thrive Forums went in a Best Buy store in North Austin and saw the Thrive tablet on a stand in the stores corner. After playing with the Thrive, he asked the sales person if the tablet was available. According to the sales person the Thrive was in store and can be purchased.
The catch is that the 16GB Thrive was marked at $479.99 making it about $50 more expensive than the pre-order version elsewhere. I am sure there are some folks that will gladly pay the extra money to get the tablet early. Apparently, other stores are offering the 32GB version of the Thrive for $579.
Source: Thrive Forum