Verizon launches iPad-challenger Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for $500-$630

Verizon Wireless, the first major telecom operator in the World to launch 4G LTE, has introduced the 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab for US customers.

The 4G LTE-tablet, arguably the most advanced in the World today, will be available for $530 and $630 for the 16 GB memory version and the 32 GB memory version respectively. Customers, however, will have to sign on to a two-year contract.

A 16GB Wi-Fi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also be available online for around $500 (the same price it is available from Amazon for.)

Verizon, which also launched the HP Pavillion dmz notebook as well, is offering the same data packages for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as well.

A 2 GB per month plan, suitable for those who use the tablets only for ordinary browsing and not for watching videos, will cost $30 per month, while 5 GB of data (for the occasional video) shall cost $50 per month and the 10 GB plan will cost $80 per month.

Users who want to watch a lot of videos have no option but to rely on the built-in WiFi.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which shares its dimensions with those of the latest iPad, is considered by many to be superior to the Apple product due to its more advanced specs and features.

On Verizon, the LTE network will allow between 5 to 12 Mbps of download speeds and 2 to 5 Mbps of upload speeds, comparable to DSL connections.

Unlike the iPad, they will support Flash-based video (most Internet video) and plays and records full high definition video as well.


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