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Verizon releasing 4G-capable Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets on Thursday

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Jul 2011 1:44 User comments (5)

Verizon releasing 4G-capable Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets on Thursday Verizon says it will release the much-anticipated LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet on Thursday for $529 (16GB) or $629 (32GB).
Data plans for tablets on Verizon start at $30 for 2GB with 2-year contract.

Chances are, however, that you will need the more expensive plans if you are an active user, $50 for 5GB or $80 for 10GB.

The Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet sells for $500.

Featuring Android 3.1 Honeycomb, the Tab 10.1 has a 10.1" WXGA TFT LCD display with 1280x800 resolution and a dual-core 1GHz processor.

The device weighs just 1.24 pounds, and has a standard 8MP camera with 1080p recording support and a 2MP front-side camera.

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5 user comments

128.7.2011 2:43

What is the point of a 4G tablet with less data allowance than an old 3G cell phone?



228.7.2011 7:28

Originally posted by KillerBug:
What is the point of a 4G tablet with less data allowance than an old 3G cell phone?

But what about the tablet itself? Maybe it's the real deal. I never understood 7" tablets. The screen size was the weakest part of the previous Galaxy Tab specs. This one, on the other hand, can become an iPad killer (at last).

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

328.7.2011 23:27

Screen size is a matter of personal preference and needs. Personally, if there was an Android device about the same size as the RIM PlayBook, I would want it...assuming it had cell capabilities and could replace my phone.



429.7.2011 11:05

Yes, you are right, it's a matter of personal taste and needs. I, for instance, don't want a tablet to replace my phone; I use mine for reading mags, eBooks, comic books, e-mail, websites and, of course, Android development, which was the actual excuse for getting one myself, hehe. :)

For reading comic books the 10.1" display is just great. You can read at full-screen with no need of zooming in or out, and it weighs less than any trade paperback despite of having tons of issues in storage. :)

(Angry Birds is kinda cool at that size, too).


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

55.8.2011 5:17

Is it at all feasible to use this for your phone?


Aloha!
Rich

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