NEW YORK –
Samsung’s newest tablet, the Galaxy
Tab 10.1, will hit the market this month in Wi-Fi and
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,
, Micro Center, Tiger Direct
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 1280×800 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.