LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung was on stage at Verizon's CES press conference to announce that an LTE-equipped version of the Galaxy Tab will be hitting the carrier. It will feature the same specs as the previous Galaxy Tab but will be getting a new 1.2GHz processor. To recap, that means you are getting:

  • 1.2GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor
  • 7-inch TFT display at 1024x600
  • 4G LTE radio
  • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera

Verizon was mum on pricing for both the devices and 4G plans and we have the vague "by the middle of the year" to go on for launch date. Check out the full press release past the break. [Android Central live blog, Samsung

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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Samsung announces LTE-equipped Galaxy Tab coming to Verizon

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Broken record: We want a fast, affordable, quality, 10", Android 3.0, *Wi-Fi-only* tablet!! The Tab ain't it!!!

This sucks for the people who bought the Galaxy Tab on Verizon already. I also just want a wifi only tablet. I've got the iPad and I think it's better than any Android tablet out right now. Once Honeycomb tablets start rolling out it'll be a different story.

F**k Samsung can't even produce updates for there's so call super phones but continue production of other shit great job guys gingerbread will be old and honeycomb will be out before all US galaxy s phone have froyo I'm so glad I can sale this crap (Epic 4g) on Craigslist for 350...

I was underwhelmed by the specs on this thing. At this point, they should have just gone the moto route and provided LTE as a HW upgrade for the current tab's. Announcing a new Tablet slated to release this summer without Tegra 2 or equivalent just doesn't make much sense, especially at the price the Tab sells for (look at the asus 7.1" for example, yes I know it's only 3G)

I own the current version and love it, but admit I'll be disappointed if it doesn't get Honeycomb (when I bought it, rumors were that it would). Unfortunately, it seems increasingly unlikely that it will, which makes me think this new model won't either, since they're basically the same thing. I think that lack of certainty at this point would make me avoid this thing like the plague.

:) I rooted my Tab within two days of buying it. That way, I'd be ready either way; though I do think unofficial channels will be the best bet.