The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will be available on Verizon Wireless starting August 17th. The tablet will run on Verizon's 4G LTE network, which claims to provide 10 times faster Internet than 3G. The carrier is offering the device for $349.99 without a data contract or starting at $40 for (4GB of 4G LTE data per month) under the carrier's Share Everything Plans. Like the Wi-Fi only version released in April, the Tab 2 7.0 has a 7-inch screen, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and a TouchWiz on a 1024 x 600 display.
What Else You Need To Know:
- With 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 3.2MP rear camera, VGA front camera, and 8GB of built-in memory, the device has "decent specs".
- Share Everything Plans allow customers to add the Galaxy Tab 2 to their account for $10 monthly access.
We're seeing more and more competitively-priced 7-inch tablets as the year progresses.- Alex Dobie, Android Central
- The 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 To Hit Verizon On August 17th For $349
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Verizon announces Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
With this latest release, Verizon and Samsung will be hoping that the additional bonus of 4G LTE data will tempt consumers over to the Tab 2, rather than Google's Nexus 7 or Apple's upcoming 7-inch iPad.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 coming to Verizon on August 17th for $349.99
While the Nexus 7 shook up the small tablet space a bit, it doesn't quite meet the needs of those who want to get online using a cellular data connection, so Samsung's offering should still serve the needs of some consumers — provided you don't mind the subpar cameras, mediocre display, and lack of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
LTE equipped Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 lands on Verizon August 17th
Previously if you wanted a tablet in the 7-inch range and wanted LTE, you’d have had to cough up a hefty amount of money for the Galaxy Tab 7.7, but Verizon will be offering the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for a reasonable $350 off-contract.
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Verizon Adds Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 to Tablet Lineup, Available August 17 for $349
Unfortunately for Samsung and Verizon, this tablet can’t match up to the Nexus 7, so unless 4G LTE is a must for you in a big slate, it’s going to be tough for us to recommend you run out this Friday and pick one up.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch Tablet Arrives on Verizon with 4G LTE
Like the WiFi model, the Galaxy Tab 2.0 7 with 4G LTE sports an IR blaster capable of controlling TVs and home theater equipment. The Peel Smart Remote app acts like a universal remote and incorporates a beautiful channel guide. The remote app can control multiple components and devices in multiple rooms.
With Share Everything, Verizon’s Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 LTE tablet has more appeal
Previously, it would cost $30 to $50 more per month to use a mobile broadband tablet. Now, customers can add this — or any other tablet — to their Verizon account for only $10 per month, making it an easier sell than before.
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