Toshiba didn’t exactly jump into the tablet market head first, but now that it’s come clean with the Thrive, its first pad for the US market, it’s wasting no time — we just got some hands-on with the 10.1-inch, Android 3.1-powered slate — which, by the by, is the first we know of to sport a removable battery. It’s also got a few more rarities: full-sized USB and HDMI ports and a full-sized SDHC / SDXC slot. Oh, and its $429 starting price ain’t bad either. So was Toshiba’s entry into the world of Android tablets worth the wait? Join us for a tour past the break, and decide for yourself.