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AT&T has announced that their LTE-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be available starting November 9 for $499. They'll also be selling the ATIV Windows 8 PC, if you're considering making that leap. To sweeten the deal, AT&T is providing $100 credit towards any second connected Samsung device after the first, which would make the ATIV "only" $699. Here's a quick run-down of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, but you can get a full tour in our review

  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (Jelly Bean coming "soon")
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor (Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset)
  • 10.1-inch WXGA PLS TFT 1280 x 800 display
  • 7,000mAh Lithium-Ion battery
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB memory card
  • Personal and business email, as well as IM through Google Talk
  • 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Sprint's version is hitting shelves on November 11, though given the state of their LTE network, the only thing that would reasonably bring people to them instead of AT&T would be their plans. 

Anyone interested in AT&T's model will be able to find it in their online store eventually. Anyone biting, or is Wi-Fi good enough?

Source: AT&T


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LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 landing on AT&T November 9


I really like having LTE on my Xoom and use it all the time. I like having the choice of a tablet with or without a full time connection. With that said I got mine last Black Friday for 199. At the time that was an unheard of price.

Seeing a tablet like the Tab 2 which is pretty much similar in specs to my Xoom except I have 32gb of storage space vs. the 8gb you get on this device and they still want 499 just seems crazy to me.

While there is nothing wrong with the Tab 2 at all I feel Sprint and AT&T really missed the mark by going with the Tab 2 vs. the Note 10.1 in my opinion. The Note is a definite step up in processing power from the generation before it. The Note 10.1 also offers something different. I honestly wish Google would have implemented the Stylus into the Nexus 10.

i will probably buy this! I have the original ASUS Transformer and love it but it is time to support Sammy against Apple. If this is avail on Verizon I might go that route too!

Compare this tablet with the Nexus 10 and you'll easily see why the N10 is better.

Galaxy Tab 2: 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 WXGA PLS TFT
N10: 10.05 inch 2560 x 1600 True RGB Real Stripe PLS

1.5 GHz dual-core ARM7
1.7 GHz, ARM Cortex-A15

7,000 mAh
9,000 mAh

Operating System (Stock)
Android 4.0
Android 4.2

There really is no reason not to get the Nexus 10.

Exactly. I don't really get the LTE tablet idea. Everyone who buys one of those already has a smartphone as well, so why not just pay for (ahahahaha I mean root and enable) wireless tethering and save yourself the extra cost and hassle?

It's very convenient to just be able to use your tablet pretty much anywhere without hassle. If I'm in the middle of working on something I don't want to mess around with my phone, or maybe I'm on a phone call while trying to look up something etc... Everyone has a different need.

I don't understand why they even have two different tablet lines. Less is more. Even though I would still buy the nexus 10...

The Nexus doesn't have a Wacom digitizer. It won't run OneNote or full Photoshop. These Win8 tablets really offer a lot that Android doesn't. I'm saying this as an owner of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1... a fabulous tablet that I will likely be selling after I get either the ATIV 500 or 700.

I dig the hell out of my Note tablet too, but I really want OneNote and some art apps that Android isn't likely to ever get. I'm moving on then. The only question is: ATIV 500, 700, or MS Pro Surface.?

People, be aware that AT&T in its infinite stupidity is offering a Samsung ATIV 500 WITHOUT THE S PEN! You would have to be insane to buy this version... it's a crippled product. I can't fathom the thinking behind this, unless the digitizer and LTE aren't compatible, which I doubt since the Note phones work fine with both. I'd buy a normal ATIV right now at the carrier's store if not for this goofiness... nobody has them in stock except for AT&T, and what they're selling is a faux ATIV.