Galaxy Note Tablet Launch Accompanied by Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7.0By: Sean Patterson - August 16, 2012
Tomorrow will be the day that Android (or Samsung) fans can get their hands on the new Galaxy Note 10.1. The Note will launch in two versions: a $499 16GB model and a $549 32GB version. Both versions of the new Note are 10.1-inches across, but if you are looking for something smaller, Verizon has you covered.
Tomorrow will also be the day that Verizon begins selling an LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The mini-tablet will have a 7-inch display and will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablet has support for Verizon’s 4G LTE data network, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and only comes in an 8GB version, though the device does support microSD cards of up to 64GB. It has a 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera. Also, the device will come pre-loaded with apps that Samsung and Verizon think customers will want, such as Netflix, Amazon Kindle, Peel Smart Remote, and Samsung’s Media Hub.
Verizon and Samsung are marketing the Tab 2 to businesses as well. The Galaxy Tab 2 features on-device AES-256 bit encryption, has support for VPN and MDM solutions, and comes with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
The Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will cost $349.99, and can be bought in Verizon stores or through the Verizon website. That price is $100 more than the Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, which retails for $249. Customers purchasing the Tab 2 from Verizon will be required to subscribe to a Verizon wireless data plan. Current Verizon customers will be able to add the device to their existing Share Everything plan for $10 a month.