Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, LTE model gets Verizon release date

By Posted 26 Jul 2011, 20:22

For those of you thinking about getting a new tablet on Verizon, your choice has just got a little harder, but a little broader as Verizon announced today that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE will be launching on July 28.

The tablet will become the second most expensive tablet in the Verizon arsenal, and will be the first time that this model has been connected with a specific carrier.

If you are one of those people that like to mix ‘n’ match the color of your tablets with that of other gadgets in your household, you will be glad to know that this release will come in several forms. Two will come with the white-backed casing, which is similar to what we have seen in the standard edition, and two with the grey backing. Both come priced at $529.99 for a 16GB model, whereas the 32GB model will set you back $629.99.

If we compare this to the most expensive tablet from Verizon, there is $100 difference between the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE and the Apple iPad 2 32GB edition which currently costs $729, but one hindrance is that the iPad 2 still runs on Verizon’s 3G network.

As for specs, Samsung really have taken to this Galaxy S name of theirs, and have really built something that impresses just about everyone that touches it. The 16GB built-in memory model comes with 1GB DDR2 RAM, a 10.1″ EXGA 1280×800 pixel resolution TFT LCD screen (as the name suggests), a 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.0 megapixel camera on the back, and a 2.0-megapixel camera on the front, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, and Ambient Light sensor.

Couple all this up with an extraordinarily thin and light design; just coming in at 10.09 x 6.81 x 0.34 (256.2 x 172.9 x 8.6 mm) and weighing 595g (20.99 oz) and a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, then you have an awesome bit of kit on your hands. You can check out more about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE via SlashGear.

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As for software, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE will be shipped with Android Honeycomb 3.1 with a sprinkle of Samsung’s homebrew TouchWiz software. What we mean by just a sprinkle is that it does not come with the full TouchWiz UX 4.0 software, instead Samsung has decided to get the hardware out there in the open and offer the custom user interface to owners of the device at a later date as an optional upgrade.

Finishing off with the data plans, and as this is the new Galaxy Tab 10.1, you are looking at $30 per month for 2GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB.

Still interested? Then check it out on the online Verizon store now.

If you have purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE model from Verizon, what are your experiences with it so far?