AWS Galaxy Tab

A version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with T-Mobile (and several Canadian carriers') AWS bands has passed through the FCC, in a form factor that's unchanged from the Wifi version we all know and love.  Of course we have no idea if this will get any sort of T-Mobile branding, or be offered subsidized, but it's another option for folks who would rather drop a SIM card in and go without worrying about tethering plans or finding a Wifi hotspot while out and about.  The new version will have the 1700MHz AWS band in addition to the standard 850/1900 GSM/HSPA bands used by global carriers (including AT&T here in the states), so it should offer some level of HSPA+ 4G for folks still hanging on to their T-Mobile contract.  With other Canadian carriers offering 4G Galaxy Tab's, we expect this one to make a showing north of the border as well.

Also of note -- Samsung has not changed the form factor in any way, even after repeated (and some successful) attempts by the empire of evil Apple to block all devices that feature glass screens and rounded corners from sale across the globe.  Although a small part of me wants to see a dodecahedron shaped tablet with a non-touchscreen operated UI (Bio-rhythm UI 1.0 anyone?), it's nice to see Samsung sticking to their plans and releasing another version of the thinnest, lightest 10 inch tablet available.  It's anyone's guess how this will play into the current legal battles, but we don't expect anyone but Samsung, and consumers, to be pleased about it.

Source: FCC; via Engadget

 
There are 3 comments

imrich01 says:

On iCarly and Victorious they have pear shaped phones and tablets!

notfaded1 says:

By Apple standards all tablets should be a patent violation... yet they pick on Samsung. I'm getting really tired of Apple lawsuits... probably makes all of our devices cost more. Patent law must be a nightmare.

datastar says:

Someone said it best when they said "If you put two knobs on the sketch submitted by Apple in the law suit, then they could sue Ohio Art for selling the Etch A Sketch". But seriously, just create a superior product and let the consumer decide. I love my SGT10.1. I’m always comparing it to two coworker’s iPads and they know they’ve lost the comparison on hardware so they result to software in the form of apps.