Verizon starts selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 with LTE
Verizon has launched a new LTE-capable Android device. It’s not a smartphone (like the HTC Droid DNA that’s also available starting today), but a tablet: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 2, which comes to Verizon not long after the carrier introduced the Galaxy Tab 7.0 2 – this is currently sold for $419.99.
The largest US mobile operator is offering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 for $499.99 (with month to month service). You can order it from Verizon’s online store as of now. It should “ship by November 26.”
Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Jelly Bean), the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 features a 10 inch Gorilla Glass display with 1280 x 800 pixels, TouchWiz UX UI, Samsung Media Hub, Polaris Office document editor, Wi–Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, GPS, 3.2MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support (up to 64GB). The tablet weighs 581 grams, it’s 9.7 mm thin, and has a 7,000 mAh battery that should be able to provide up to 12 hours of usage time, or up to 624 hours of stand-by time.
AT&T and Sprint are also offering LTE-capable Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 tablets. Sprint is asking $549.99 for one (no contract required), while AT&T lets you buy it for $399.99 on contract.
T-Mobile is selling the tablet as well, for $299.99 on contract. Its version obviously doesn’t offer LTE.