Verizon today announced that it'll soon be adding the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 to its ranks of 4G LTE-enabled tablets. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will be available for purchase on August 17 in Verizon stores and from the carrier's website, and the device will feature a price tag of $349.99. Along with LTE connectivity, the Tab 2 7.0 features a 7-inch 1024x600 display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 3.2-megapixel rear and VGA front cameras and 8GB of internal storage. It also comes preloaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Verizon has carried several cellular-capable Galaxy Tabs in the past, including the original 7-inch model as well as the Tab 7.7 and Tab 10.1. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 looks to continue that trend, and it's good to see the carrier adding another 7-inch slate to its lineup, especially since it serves as a replacement to the original Galaxy Tab (which is still available on Verizon's website). To help pass the time until the LTE Tab 2 7.0 is available from Verizon on Friday, you can find the big red operator's full announcement of the device below.
Verizon Wireless Adds Samsung Galaxy Tab 2® 7.0 To Expansive Tablet Portfolio
Affordable 7-inch Tablet with Access to Rich Multimedia on America’s Largest 4G LTE Network
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ and DALLAS — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab portfolio, the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (7.0), available beginning Aug. 17 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com. Galaxy Tab 2 customers will have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network which covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and will soon be available in more than 400 markets nationwide.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) features power and portability with its 4G LTE connectivity and 7-inch display making mobile entertainment easy. The Galaxy Tab 2 runs Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and comes loaded with multimedia-rich apps like Netflix and Samsung’s Media Hub for watching movies and TV shows while on the go or on the couch. Customers can also take advantage of the compact design and use the Amazon Kindle app to keep their favorite books with them at all times. The Peel Smart Remote app turns the Galaxy Tab 2 into a universal remote, helping customers easily find their favorite shows, while eliminating the need for multiple remote controls.
The Galaxy Tab 2 is also a SAFE™ (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) device featuring on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®, and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. Additionally, the Galaxy Tab 2 can maximize productivity with the Polaris® Office application to easily create and edit documents. The app is optimized for tablets and has support for various file types like Microsoft Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Adobe® PDF, Zip files and more.
Samsung’s SAFE mobility solutions provide flexibility and connectivity for mobile workforces, ensuring that customers are able to operate more efficiently on the move.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Samsung Mobile
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