Sprint Expands Tablet Offering

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Overland Park, Kan. - Sprint will expand its tablet portfolio on June 24 by offering the Wi-Fi-only 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at $499.

The direct shipment to end users will be through its website, telesales phone, business-sales channels, and company stores.

 In the Sprint stores, the tablet will be in inventory beginning July 24.

The Wi-Fi version of the device is already

available through retailers

.

Through its direct channels, Sprint already offers the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab with Wi-Fi and 3G, the Wi-Fi BlackBerry Playbook, and Motorola's Wi-F-enabled Xoom, and the carrier previously announced June 24th availability of its first 4G-equipped tablet, the

HTC Evo View 4G

, a spokesperson said.

The 10.1 features 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display with WXGA 1,280 by 800 resolution, video chat, Android 3.1 OS and 720p video capture. For 3G/4G service, the tablet can be paired with the carrier's Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless or MiFi.

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