Not that it will come as a surprise to anyone that follows PhoneDog with any regularity (and why wouldn't you?), but this morning Verizon announced that the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available in both Metallic Gray and Glossy White this Thursday, July 28th. On-contract pricing will be set at $529.99 for the 16GB model or $629.99 for the 32GB flavor. This version of the Tab 10.1 features the same specs as the Wi-Fi-only Tab 10.1, meaning you're getting the same 10.1-inch 1280x800 display and dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, but obviously this model also includes built-in support for Verizon's 4G network. Plan options for Verizon's Tab 10.1 include $30 for 2GB/month, $50 for 5GB/month, or $80 for 10GB/month. It's also worth mentioning that anyone that buys the Tab 10.1 from Verizon will earn a free $25 Media Hub credit from Samsung for TV program purchases. Oh, and if you're just not quite ready to commit to a LTE-capable tablet just yet, Verizon will also begin offering the 16GB Metallic Gray Wi-Fi-only Tab 10.1 on its website on the 28th.
Although owners of the original and still LTE-less XOOM may not be thrilled about the arrival of the 4G Galaxy Tab 10.1, it's still good to see Verizon finally getting around to launching the new slate nearly two months after it was originally made official. Anyone thinking about pulling the trigger?
Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 With 4G LTE Available At Verizon Wireless
4G LTE and Wi-Fi Models Available; 8.6 Millimeters Thin and Weighing in at 1.25 pounds
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 with 4G LTE will be available July 28 in either Metallic Gray or Glossy White in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com/SamsungTab4GLTE.
4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Android™ 3.1 Honeycomb platform – supports Google™ Mobile Services including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Google Search™, Google Maps™, Google Movies™, Google Books™ and Android Market™
Adobe® Flash® 10.3 technology
NVIDIA® Tegra2 dual-core 1 GHz application processor
10.1-inch HD touchscreen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution
3-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat capabilities
1080p HD video playback on a HD TV or other 1080p HD device
Samsung Media Hub – offers a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase. Media Hub has been redesigned, allowing customers to playback Media Hub content on their TV through an HDMI adapter (sold separately). Purchased content can be shared with up to five devices enabled with Media Hub at no extra cost.
Pricing and data plans:
Verizon Wireless will offer two 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 models both priced with two-year customer agreements: $529.99 for the 16GB model and $629.99 for the 32GB model.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 customers will have the option to choose one of the following mobile broadband data plans:
$30 monthly access for 2GB monthly allowance
$50 monthly access for 5GB monthly allowance
$80 monthly access for 10GB monthly allowance
A 16GB Wi-Fi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also be available online at www.verizonwireless.com on July 28 for $499.99. The Wi-Fi-only model will be available in Metallic Grey.
Samsung Media Hub Credit:
For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers will get a free $25 Media Hub credit from Samsung with their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 purchase, good towards TV program purchases. Restrictions apply, see inbox insert for additional details or visit www.samsung.com/VerizonTabPromo.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 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 Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.