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?