LTE coming to the Samsung Galaxy Tab before the Motorola XOOM

Cell Phone Savings Discounts Verizon Wireless Google Chrome 7262011 55531 PM.bmp - for some reason we don't have an alt tag here

Verizon (US) is officially offering 4G LTE on their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets, at least a month and a half sooner than Motorola is possibly going to give customers of its XOOM tablets the promised upgrade. The LTE version of the 10.1 will be available starting the 28th in Verizon stores and through their website. 16GB will run you a cool $529, and for just another Benjamin you can bring home the 32GB ($629).  Not only will you have your choice of storage, but you can pick between a smooth grey and glossy white. I’d recommend getting both so you can match the weather.

Verizon’s data plan should set you back a bit, but with download speeds between 5-15MBPs, it could be well worth it. A 2GB monthly plan is $30, $50 for 5GB, and 10GB will run you $80 for the month. Full press release after the break for non-believers. 

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, N.J., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — 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 atwww.verizonwireless.com/SamsungTab4GLTE.

Key features:

  • 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 atwww.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 visitwww.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 atwww.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

Pocketables does not accept targeted advertising, phony guest posts, paid reviews, etc. Help us keep this way with support on Patreon!
become a patron button - for some reason we don't have an alt tag here

Allen Schmidt

Allen is a former contributing editor at Nothing But Tablets, which was merged with Pocketables in 2012.

Avatar of Allen Schmidt