Verizon adds 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Android Tablet Lineup

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  1. dandroid

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    Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), today announced the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 will be available on the fastest, most advanced network in coming weeks. The slim and sleek Galaxy Tab 10.1 debuts with Android™ Honeycomb and will be available in either Metallica Gray or Glossy White. Customers will be able to pre-order the device online on June 8 at www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab4glte. When the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits Verizon Wireless stores this summer, it will be accompanied by an array of optional accessories such as a full-sized keyboard dock and a multi-media docking station.

    “The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a great option for customers who want to enjoy the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network – the fastest network in America,” said Jeff Dietel, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless. “Customers can also use the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 wherever they are on the nation’s largest 3G network.”

    Dietel added, “The tablet market is exploding as customers are discovering new uses for the technology that features a large screen, powerful processing speeds and access to Android Market™’s 200,000 applications. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is perfect for customers who want to take advantage of Google™’s new movie rental option and view their favorite film on-the-go.”

    “Samsung Mobile is excited to expand its mobile tablet portfolio with Verizon Wireless to include the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the thinnest and lightest tablet in the world that delivers a truly mobile multimedia experience on an Android Honeycomb platform.”

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 offers full support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™ and more. Customers will relish the 10.1-inch enhanced display with a 1280x800 resolution HD screen, 1 GHz dual core application processor, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera. Both consumers and business customers will find a multitude of uses for the Galaxy Tab that range from video chat to business tools, including those that allow for the opening and editing of documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features Adobe® Flash® Player to deliver an enhanced Internet browsing experience and access to content-rich Websites.

    Verizon Wireless will offer two 4G LTE-enabled 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. For more information on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, go to: www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab4glte.

    Be sure to check out our sister site dedicated to the all new 10.1" Galaxy Tab @ Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Forum
     
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    this is a good thing maybe, especially since while i LOVE my thunderbolt for its speed, it is extremely disappointing in its battery life. What good is 4g if you can only use it for 2 hours???

    EDIT - So I spent almost an hour on the phone with the Zach, the B2B Upper Midwest Sales Manager for Verizon last night and have some updates, nothing earth shattering but still nice to hear from them. They are working directly with HTC on the issue of battery life for the 4G devices, and are working specifically on the problem of increased battery drain in fringe areas when the devices are constantly switching between 3g and 4g. They are also looking at the problems with getting GPS lock and the additional drain there. Bottom line for me, it was nice to hear a VZW person saying that they weren't happy either and were honestly trying to get it better instead of asking me if I was running Advanced Task Killer and maybe that would help.

    They also acknowledged that while being first to a great 4G network was all well and good, VZW knows the competition offers similar services and if they don't get these issues resolved AND improve communication of problems (including things like national outages...), there was no reason for people to stick with Verizon.

    Overall was a good conversation with someone that seems to actually understand what the issues were and could provide better specifics on what was being done instead of the standard "we are working on it."
     

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