We hate to say we told you so…but we told you so
! Just as we had been informed, Verizon Wireless' version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be going on sale November 11 in the U.S. This 7" device is easily the most highly anticipated Android-based tablet to come to America, but it has a tough road ahead when battling the iPad and tons of other Windows 7 slates that are making their way out to market each day.
The device will ship with a 1GHz processor and Android 2.2, and when it was first revealed earlier in the year, Samsung stated that they would leave the pricing decisions up to the carriers. Now, Verizon
Wireless has priced their version of the Galaxy Tab at $599.99, and it will be one of the few major devices that Verizon sells without a 2-year contract requirement.
Users will find Verison's V CAST Music and V CAST Apps loaded on, and if they wish, they can purchase a data plan starting at $20 per month for 1GB.
VERIZON WIRELESS PUTS SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB™ IN STORES IN NOVEMBER
October 20, 2010
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS – Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will be available Nov. 11 for $599.99. Running on Android™ 2.2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch touch screen; robust HTML Web browsing experience with full support for Adobe® Flash® 10.1 for video and mobile gaming; and a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor.
“This is an incredible time in mobile technology, and as a company we’re excited to add the Samsung Galaxy Tab to our portfolio,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings together the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network and the power of Android 2. .2 to deliver on our promise of providing consumers and business customers with a host of options to help manage their lives.”
Popular mobile applications, including V CAST Music and V CAST Song ID, VZ Navigator®, Slacker Radio, Kindle for Android, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® presented by V CAST Video, and the exclusive golf game, “Let’s Golf,” will be available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. In addition to text, picture and video messaging, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will also feature V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless’ mobile storefront offering hundreds of applications for businesses and consumers at launch.
Verizon Wireless customers can add a monthly access plan beginning at $20 a month for 1 GB on their Samsung Galaxy Tab. For additional features and specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, visit www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab.
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.