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Samsung Launching LTE Galaxy Tab On Verizon Wireless

Samsung Launching LTE Galaxy Tab On Verizon Wireless

There's no doubt that the Galaxy Tab has done quite well or Verizon, and for Samsung. While this 7" Android tablet has found a home on all four major U.S. carriers, Verizon Wireless now has one thing that no other competitor has: access to an LTE Galaxy Tab. That's right -- at CES 2011, Verizon and Samsung Mobile came together to announce the first 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab.

This marks the first LTE tablet launch of any kind on any carrier in America, and we're sure it's just the first of many to come. It will ship with a 1024x600 WSVGA display, Android 2.2, Adobe Flash 10.1, a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor and support for Google's Android Market. There's also a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera and Samsung's Media Hub.

Neither company is mentioning a price, but Verizon has stated that the LTE Tab will be on shelves by the end of 1H 2011.

VERIZON WIRELESS AND SAMSUNG MOBILE ANNOUNCES FIRST 4G LTE-ENABLED SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB™
January 6, 2011

New 4G LTE-Enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ Features Access to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Network and 5 Megapixel Rear-Facing Camera

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N. .J. – From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that a 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™  will be available on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.

The 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab features a 7-inch enhanced TFT display with 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution, full support of Android™ 2.2 with access to Adobe® Flash® 10.1, 1.2GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird application processor and access to more than 100,000 applications available on Android Market™.

Designed with a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera, the 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab is also outfitted with a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder, enabling video chat capabilities. The 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab includes access to Samsung’s Social Hub service, built around messaging, contacts and calendar sync, it allows users to send and receive information, whether it is e-mail, social network updates or text messages.  It also features Samsung’s Media Hub content service available on the 4G LTE network, which offers a robust collection of premium movies and TV episodes for purchase or rental from some of the biggest entertainment companies in the United States.  Additionally, the 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab will come preloaded with popular LTE-specific applications.

“The 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab takes full advantage of Android 2.2 to deliver a blazingly fast experience for customers,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “The 4G LTE-Samsung Galaxy Tab pairs Samsung’s advanced technology with the power of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE, so that customers can leap into the future of the mobile multimedia experience.”

 The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.

For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte and for more information about Verizon Wireless at CES, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/verizonwireless.
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