Friday, June 03, 2011

Wi-fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to launch on June 8 in NYC; Verizon pre-orders begin that day as well

Verizon Wireless has announced the pre-order date and pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which will be 4G-enabled from the start. Pre-orders begin June 8, with pricing of $529.99 for 16GB and $629.99 for 32GB. Both of those prices require a two-year service agreement.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sports a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display, a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, along with Android 3.1 (Honeycomb).

Click here for the Best Buy Free Shipping OffersThe new tablet comes in Metallica Gray or Glossy White colors. One thing missing from the press release: the ship date. It only specifies "summer." Samsung will, however, also release an "array of accessories" including a full-sized keyboard dock and a multi-media docking station.

Pre-orders will be available at June 8 at www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab4glte, but it's unclear what time the ordering process will begin (such as perhaps midnight EST?).

[The Motorola Xoom is still expecting its 4G LTE upgrade (the original version shipped with 3G, but customers will get a free upgrade to Verizon's 4G LTE), but it's still unclear when that will happen.]

For those who want a wi-fi only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, if you fly out to the Union Square Best Buy store in New York City on the same day, June 8, you will be able to get one at $499 for a 16GB model. However, ten days later on June 17th, the 10-inch device (which probably has something to do with the number of days before a nationwide release) will launch across the country at Best Buys and other retailers.

Via: BGR



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