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Want to Win a Toshiba Thrive Tablet? Make Your Friends Watch this Video Then

The Toshiba Thrive is one of the new Tegra 2 Honeycomb Android tablets that we really haven’t talked much about, but wanted to at least point out the fact that you have a chance to win 1 right now.

Through Toshiba’s site, they are offering up 10 Thrive tablets to people who simply find a secret code somewhere in the video that we’ve embedded below.  It’s pretty simple, but it does sound like you need to let your friends know to watch the video over and over again, because as we understand it, the secret code won’t appear until the video has been seen 10,000 times.  

Once it appears though, you’ll want to head over to this landing page and enter it in.

So what is the Toshiba Thrive?  Let’s just say that it should be considered one of the most decked out tablets we’ve ever seen with full USB, SD card slot and HDMI port, but it’s heft (1.6lbs is the same weight as the XOOM), size and thickness (thicker than the XOOM) could make it painful to use for a long period of time.


  • Android 3.1
  • 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor+
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 10.1″ (1280×800) display
  • Up to 32GB on-board storage
  • Full SD card slot
  • 5MP rear camera (720p capture and playback)
  • 2MP front camera
  • Full size USB 2.0
  • Mini USB
  • Full size HDMI port
  • 6 different colored back plates

See, it’s another Tegra 2 beast, but that thickness and weight scares me.


Cheers to everyone who sent this in!

  • Hakr81

    They also forgot to mention that the rules state that the tablets will be given out to whoever gets the most retweets of a tweet saying #thriveunbox… Toshiba is not a quality company… I’ll stick with google… Their last competition was completely fair and didn’t hide any bullshit in the rules.

  • Anonymous

    Well I entered a code and I must have missed the limit. No dice. So much for watching this count grow to 10,000 all day.

  • entered! WOOT!!!!

  • Hakr81

    This was the most bullshit competition ever. It isn’t to ten people who find the code, its to anyone in the next five days the watch the video!! They made it sound like a competition, but really its just a we will draw names sweepstakes. Bullshit toshiba… total bullshit

  • Anonymous

    YouTube view counter has been stuck at 9,526 for hours now. You’re killin’ me, Smalls…

  • This smells rotten..   For the last hour and a half, they show the same number of views, 9526

    Not even one person in the last 90 minutes?  Really?

  • Dtrainv2

    Video’s been sitting at 9526 for the last 2 hours…ugh…

  • sorry about the duplicate post 🙂 (fixed)

  • Glad I waited for a few of these to get out there before I bought.  I love the ports and full-size SD card slot.

  • Pre-ordered mine at Best Buy last week.  Can’t wait to get it.

  • Anonymous

    I want.

  • I’ve watched it 9,999 times…  You’re next!  Go get that code!  You’re #10,000

  • I noticed at the following link that the the percentage of views is only at around 25%.  http://www.thetoshibatablet.com/missions/#mission4  If you follow the youtube clip Kellex posted above it shows over 6500 views.  If you view the video from the Toshiba website it only shows just over 2100 views.  What’s up with this?

  • 6700 and counting…..

  • Anonymous

    People, the video needs 10.000 views total. 

    The point they are making is if you tell your friends more people will watch to get it to 10,000. You and your friends don’t have to watch it 10,000 times, otherwise you would have to have some kind of referral system to track it all, which they obviously don’t have.

    It isn’t a waste of time because you just have to wait until it gets to 10,00 then watch it for the code.

    It isn’t spamming, because you are making your friends sign up for anything. You are just asking them to watch a youtube video. Obviously there are more than 10000 android fans so just send it to your android fans and it will happen.

  • Wow, there seems to be at least two links to watch this video.  one takes you to a version that’s been watch 6,808 times and another that has been watched 2,157 times.  if combined, we are almost there.  hmmmmm, wonder which one will count.

    • Looks like the official landing page is NOT counting views coming from this page.   people, share the one viewed from the landing page.

  • Anonymous

    Best tablet commercial ever.

  • too bad this is almost impossible to actually enter, not going to keep watching the videos over and over…oh well someone will be happy to win this.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it’s saying that you have to watch it 10k times. It’s saying that it has to be watched 10k times overall and then the code will show.

  • I got a Transformer rooted, ROMed, and overclocked. I’ll have to pass on this contest, no spamming my friends on this one, lol.

  • Billyrouth2000

    Sorry to go off topic but what droid phone would you guys recommend? im fixed to leave apple for android and want the best android device on the market right now

    • Bboyzala

      depends on a lot of things.
      do you want a nice screen, do you want a keyboard, etc…

      its all about personal preference

      • Billyrouth2000

        I don’t need a keyboard, would like a good size screen with decent battery life

        • Anonymous

          You haven’t told us what carrier you’re on.. that would be a good start. If you’re on Verizon, it makes zero sense not to get a 4g LTE device. People who get 3g when LTE is the same exact price are completely stupid, even if it is not currently available in their area. And yes, LTE is wayyy faster.

          • Lancer033

            That’s a bullshit statement.  No 4G is planned where i’m at for at least another year, and i don’t buy phones on contract, so why would i buy a single core thunderbolt or charge and pay more for the phone that has an antenna that i can’t use instead of a dual core DroidX2 that’s going to be faster here since they’ll all be on a 3G network anyways.

          • Anonymous

            Tiered data is why.

            You have 1 week left to lock in unlimited data if you are not with VZW currently.

          • Billyrouth2000

            Im on verizon

        • Anonymous

          I know people who just bought an xperia play and a droid x2.  I haven’t played around much with either one but I know the xperia is locked down tight for right now.  That being said it seems like a pretty cool phone if you’re into playstation games.  I’ve got a droid x right now and wouldn’t really consider the newer phones upgrades.  I do agree about 4G though – if you’re anywhere near a place scheduled to get it then that’s probably the route to go.  That or wait until the end of the summer and see how the Droid 3 plays out and if they finally release the infamous droid bionic.

          if you’re on sprint then there’s always the nexus s and I think the new evo is supposed to come out soon if it isn’t already out.  the 3d might be a gimmic but if it’s the next move in technology it might be worth the gamble.

  • Anonymous

    Ah, finally DL acknowledges the Thrive…I consider DL a more reliable and informative authority than most websites and it has been frustrating seeing extensive coverage here of pretty much every other new Android tablet except for the Thrive!

  • Granted

    Hell no I’m not supporting spamming my friends. I would rather pay double the price for one, than become part of this advertising lackey program. Besides even if I wanted to know there really is a slim chance of incentive and we all dont get paid to advertise and badger people like your ass does.

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    • Anonymous

      Don’t think of it as spamming, more like furthering the march of Android. Oh, and if you would like to pay double then just send me the money and I’ll get you one. K, bye.

  • Jeffrey Kaplan


  • OK I’m not gunna hold my breath on this one….. It’s almost 1:30 in the AM here in Ft.Lauderdale, FL. and the vid is nowhere near 10K…. I do most if not all the contests but this one by far is extreme… congrats to who ever wins…….. Cuz I know it’s not gunna be me

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  • thosesneakybastards! :)

    do i have to watch it 10K times or can i just forward it 10K times? LOL so far i watched it 10 times..only 9990 more times. hahahaha

  • Mauricio Sanchez

    Yeah, ’cause the average person has 10,000 friends.

  • Calculatorwatch

    Well I watched it twice so I guess I did my part, not the most exciting tablet but I definitely wouldn’t mind winning one

  • Anonymous

    I broke down and bought a GT 10.1. Toshiba was being too clueless about answering simple questions like what kind of display it has, etc.  You snooze, you lose.

  • Anonymous

    yeah… um… no thanks. Not worth it.

  • Guest

    wow that is ridiculous…10k views? no one is going to win…