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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Due In 4G, Wi-Fi Versions

6/06/2011 12:01:00 AM Eastern
NEW YORK – Samsung’s newest tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, will hit the market this month in Wi-Fi and 4G versions.

Verizon Wireless plans June availability of what will be the carrier’s first LTE-equipped tablet and one of the country’s first 4G tablets. The carrier priced the 16GB Tab 10.1 at $529.99 with two-year 3G/4G contract and the 32GB version at $629.99 with two-year contract. The devices will be available June 8 for online preorder through Verizon’s web site and be available to consumers to take home “in coming weeks,” the carrier said.

The Wi-Fi edition of the Tab 10.1 will be available exclusively starting June 8 at Best Buy’s Union Square store in New York City but will roll out starting June 17 to a variety of retailers and locations, including additional Best Buy stores, Best Buy’s online store, Fry’s Electronics, Amazon.com, Micro Center, Tiger Direct and Newegg.

The 32GB version of the Wi-Fi edition will retail for $599, with the 16GB version retailing for $499. In mid-summer, carrier Sprint will offer the Wi-Fi edition as well.

The Wi-Fi and 4G versions are promoted as thinner than any other tablet currently on the market at 8.6 millimeters. Both feature the tablet-optimized Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS.

Key features include 1280x800 resolution HD screen, 1GHz dual-core processor, 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, 3-megapixel rearfacing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/, Adobe Flash Player, access to Google’s online video-rental store, and a 7000mAh battery providing up to 9 hours of continuous use on a single charge.
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