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Following its announcement at MobileCON, Sprint has given us a date and pricetag for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The tablet is due to hit stores on November 11 for $549.99 with a month-to-month plan. 

You can check out our full review and video to get a feel for what the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is all about, but here's a quick run-down. 

  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset)
  • 10.1-inch WXGA PLS TFT 1280 x 800 display
  • 7,000mAh Lithium-Ion battery
  • 1 GB RAM, 8GB ROM and microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB memory card
  • Personal and business email, as well as IM through Google Talk
  • Google Mobile wireless services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps for Android, Google Calendar, Voice Actions and YouTube
  • 3G / 4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • Face Unlock uses state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to allow the user switch on the phone and look at it to get past the lock screen – no passwords to remember, nothing to type or swipe
  • AllShare Group Cast lets the user share a presentation or photo album in real time with multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Seeing as Sprint's LTE network is still so young, I can't imagine it being overly burdened, but that also means coverage may still be a big issue, depending on where you live. Sprint's tablet data plans start at $14.99/month. Is it worth it for you, or does it make more sense to simply use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot for a Wi-Fi-only tablet? Are there any LTE tablets you'd see worth getting a separate data plan for?

Source: Sprint

 

Reader comments

LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 coming to Sprint November 11

12 Comments

Ice Cream Sandwich? Really? A year later? These OEMs really suck. Get a Nexus 10 for 399 or 499 and you will get your money's worth for years to come, always up to date (at least for 2 years, at which point you will be dying to replace your aging tablet anyways)

1280x800? That's fine on a 5" phone, should be 1920x1080 minimum, especially in that premium price bracket...
And 8GB onboard is a complete joke.

Launch a LTE tablet with LTE in only 20 markets and those markets only have about 1000 people. Gotta love it

This tablet is terrible, just like every other galaxy tab. I'm finding the galaxy note 10.1 ok so far. If the Nexus 10 had the stylus I'd love to trade it though!