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Verizon Announces 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Two Colors and Two Prices Options, Pre-order Opens June 8

For some reason, we were the only site covering the launch of the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which is odd, since it was just announced by Verizon and will be available for pre-order starting June 8 with a somewhat open-ended actual release date.  The tablet, just as we said a couple of times, will come in two colors (metallic gray or glossy white), two storage sizes (16GB or 32GB) and at two price points ($529 and $629 on-contract).  It will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network out of the box (3G too) from what we can tell, something the Motorola XOOM still can’t and may never do.  There will also be a whole bundle of accessories available at launch including a full-sized keyboard dock and multi-media station.  Yep, this has “win” written all over it if you are looking to get into a new tablet.

Oh, we forgot to mention that it will launch with Android 3.1 and allow users to take advantage of the new Movies tab in the Market.  And that TouchWiz set of widgets and customizations that you’ve seen from preview videos?  That won’t be there initially, but will come in the future through an OTA update.

So to recap – you’ve got the thinnest tablet on the planet, a beautiful 10.1″ screen, Android 3.1, movies, accessories, two price points, two colors and 4G out of the box.  You should be signing up now.

Update:  Samsung also announced the availability of the WiFi-only version here.

More info here.  Presser after the jump.      

Verizon Wireless Adds 4G LTE-Enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 To Portfolio

4G LTE-Enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1, Exclusive from Verizon Wireless, Measures Only 8.6 Millimeters Thin

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), today announced the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 will be available on the fastest, most advanced network in coming weeks. The slim and sleek Galaxy Tab 10.1 debuts with Android™ Honeycomb and will be available in either Metallica Gray or Glossy White. Customers will be able to pre-order the device online on June 8 at www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab4glte. When the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits Verizon Wireless stores this summer, it will be accompanied by an array of optional accessories such as a full-sized keyboard dock and a multi-media docking station.

“The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a great option for customers who want to enjoy the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network – the fastest network in America,” said Jeff Dietel, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless. “Customers can also use the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 wherever they are on the nation’s largest 3G network.”

Dietel added, “The tablet market is exploding as customers are discovering new uses for the technology that features a large screen, powerful processing speeds and access to Android Market™’s 200,000 applications. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is perfect for customers who want to take advantage of Google™’s new movie rental option and view their favorite film on-the-go.”

“Samsung Mobile is excited to expand its mobile tablet portfolio with Verizon Wireless to include the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the thinnest and lightest tablet in the world that delivers a truly mobile multimedia experience on an Android Honeycomb platform.”

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 offers full support for Google™ Mobile Services, including GmailÔ, YouTube™ and more. Customers will relish the 10.1-inch enhanced display with a1280x800 resolution HD screen, 1 GHz dual core application processor, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera. Both consumers and business customers will find a multitude of uses for the Galaxy Tab that range from video chat to business tools, including those that allow for the opening and editing of documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features Adobe® Flash® Player to deliver an enhanced Internet browsing experience and access to content-rich Websites.

Verizon Wireless will offer two 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 models both priced with two year customer agreements: $529.99 for the 16GB model and $629.99 for the 32GB model. For more information on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, go to:www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab4glte.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visitwww.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library atwww.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visitwww.samsungwireless.com.

Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

Adobe and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

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  • Zach 44 Wagner

    Any news what time it will be available

  • http://twitter.com/chap19150 Kenny

    Why would anyone pay more for the device and be locked in a two year contract?

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    So, its launching with 3.1 and 4G LTE, WTF is Moto’s excuse with the XOOM hardware! MotherFers!

  • Anonymous

    Wait, so the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has kept its form factor in tact even with the LTE radio? Color me surprised.

  • http://twitter.com/ooja3k ooja3k

    This is the best news I have heard in a YEAR!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/teardropcity teardropcity

    while everyone keeps waiting on the next big thing, ill keep enjoying my AcerA500. i thought about waiting for the Galaxy 10.1, but the only advantage it has is weight, and id rather have the sd slot, usb slot, hdmi out and better camera  

  • Anonymous

    If you sell your kidney for this tablet, get the most yuan possible – you don’t get to renegotiate when you have seller’s remorse.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like I’ll have to sell my kidney for one of these.

  • http://www.ItsTechKnowledgy.com Colin S.

    Anyone know how much will data cost on these?

  • Anonymous

    Chalk up another pissed the hell off Xoom owner here.
    Will sell it for cheap.

    • DBK

      lol I’ll give you 100 bucks for it. BEST. OFFER. EVER.  :)

    • jason w.s.

      Man, dont be pissed, just enjoy your Xoom for what it is. A pretty decent tablet really. Nobody can possibly ever keep up with the new technology thats constantly comming out…its just impossible. Well, unless you got the coinage to blow on each and every new device that drops. So actually, yeah, if you got the cash, just buy the next latest greatest, or like ya said, just keep selling whats old to buy whats new i guess. Reminds me of that Best Buy commercial where ol girl is like “But I just bought this one!!” when they’re announcing the new tablet or some shit…its so true ;-)

  • Mctypething

    “You should be signing up now”. Yeah, until a month from now when the Samsun Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 comes out and you tell us to get that one.

  • Anonymous

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  • Xkartiel

    $529 for a 2yr Contract…F That!!! im sticking to Wifi and tethering from my Thunderbolt. I thought they were going to sell it for cheaper. Another Fail Verizon

    • DBK

      Wifi Only version is 499……

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750745746 Daniel Aston Martin

    Why even bother with 4G when they give you a whopping 2gb or some crap. Yeah… because two hours on Netflix doesn’t use that up. Why even include the app?

  • Anonymous

    This is really gonna put the heat on Moto to get LTE to those Xooms.  They sold the device with the promise of a free LTE upgrade and if they don’t deliver they’ll be looking at a class action suit.

    There have been rumors that the LTE radio is not playing nice with the Tegra2 chipset (reason for Bionic delay?), but Sammy seems to have gotten it to work.

    • Nexus1ne

      the samsung tab doesn’t have a tegra 2

      • Anonymous

        Yes it does, all the units that were handed out on I/O are running on the Tegra 2.  I’m not sure why you think otherwise.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22DTJNMBK7MBGO36GLLWXRMR7M Riz

    These dont have samoled screens do they?

    • Anonymous

      Nope, a 10″ samoled would cost a fortune. 

  • slappynutz

    price my god.. are they crazy.

    • Anonymous

      Those prices look great to me.  Cheaper than the Xoom!

      Just because you’re either broke, unemployed, or a skinflint doesn’t mean that the price is out of line with what you get.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001992840095 Tj Allen

        Except that your logic fails.. this device on a 2 year contract costs $529.. retails for what 700, 800?

        2-Year contact on an Android smartphone, 200-300, the latter of that being the charge which nobody wants because its made my samsuck. regardless.. those devices are in the 500-700 range outright. Why on earth would a bigger device with a similar full retail cost so much more on a contract that ultimately you’re getting raped on anyway. This should be 300 and 400 on contract AT MOST.

        The reason for the price difference is Verizon only gets to charge you monthly for data on this device. So of course they’re going to charge you more up front for it so they can make even more profit. Because, at the end of the day that is all that Verizon, or any other carrier is concerned with, revenue. Ultimately though, its not worth it, you’d be better off getting a Verizon 4G device and paying monthly for tethering after buying the wifi-only version of this tablet.

  • Anonymous

    “For some reason, we were the only site covering the launch of the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab ”‘Cause Droid-Life is the best. Ya.

  • Anonymous

    “For some reason, we were the only site covering the launch of the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab ”‘Cause Droid-Life is the best. Ya.

  • Anonymous

    “…a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera”  How can this only come with 3mp camera?  When there are other tablets with better camera this is unacceptable to me.  This tablet has win written all over it until this sentence.  Why do these companies put 8mp cameras on their cell phones, but lesser cameras on their tablets?  I don’t understand this kind of thinking.

    • Anonymous

      It used to have a better lens until Samsung decided it was much more important to make it as thin as possible, and I agree with them.  Are you really going to be taking pictures with a tablet.  The front facing camera is probably more useful than the rear one anyway.

    • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

      Because people don’t buy a tablet for a high MP camera. And Megapixels mean crap if you have a bad sensor in the camera. They say this 3MP camera is able to shoot 720p video, so it must be decent enough…especially for a tablet.

    • Anonymous

      Mainly because not many folks carry around a tablet to take pics of the kids with Santa or the occasional Bigfoot or Nessie sighting.  I can’t for the life of me figure out why I need a rear-facing camera on a tablet at all, unless it’s just for the occasional “see what I’m looking at while I still see you to see your reaction” video conference moment.

      Wait, I can’t figure out why I need a tablet at all, so maybe I’m the wrong person to comment.  LOL

    • Anonymous

      Mainly because not many folks carry around a tablet to take pics of the kids with Santa or the occasional Bigfoot or Nessie sighting.  I can’t for the life of me figure out why I need a rear-facing camera on a tablet at all, unless it’s just for the occasional “see what I’m looking at while I still see you to see your reaction” video conference moment.

      Wait, I can’t figure out why I need a tablet at all, so maybe I’m the wrong person to comment.  LOL

  • Anonymous

    hehe, yea I like that, “open-ended” release date…What about the 8.9″? Will it also be released with 4G? Poor Xoom :-(

  • Anonymous

    Can someone tell me why Motorola can’t get Tegra 2 and LTE to play nice together when Samsung can?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    i dont like the part where u say the xoom may never get 4g lte. i might flip if i dont get lte on this thing

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    So excited for this!! Yes! I am so glad I returned my XOOM! Now…here’s hoping it comes out SOON and I can buy it outright with a month to month 4G plan…

  • http://www.thinknetbook.com Eloquescence

    microSD card slot w/ this 4G version? If so, curse you Verizon/Samsung for you have successfully wooed me away from the WiFi only version!DANG IT!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    So how did Samsung get the LTE and Tegra 2 issues sorted out but Motorola can’t?

    • Interstellarmind

      wondering the same thing. what’s the missing link here?

    • Rizzidy

      Aside from the Droid1, what has Motorola ever done right?

      • Anonymous

        And clearly they must think the Droid1 was a mistake (or at least an aberration), because they’ve done everything possible to avoid duplicating what made it successful.

      • EC8CH

        DynaTac 1982
        StarTac 1996
        Razr 2004
        Droid 2009

        At this rate they are bound to get something right again sometime between 2014 and 2023.

    • Anonymous

      The Wifi version has Tegra 2 in it but I didn’t see what CPU the LTE one will be running. If it is Tegra 2 then that would be my First +1 to a samsung device.

    • Rohdawgeleven

      ^^^^^best comment yet

  • http://twitter.com/yungholder Adam K

    Well now it’s pretty obvious that these companies only care about flooding the market to make a quick buck, i’ll wait for my tablet with 80 cores powered day and night bu Chuck Norris. 

  • Anonymous

    That is how you sell things.

  • Anonymous

    So Google Experience device out of the box?  TouchWiz just apps?  Sweet.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    another pass… to many likely more powerful, thinner, nicer options coming this summer – and likely with better pricing than this

  • Anonymous

    Why hasn’t anyone pointed out that this stinks! How is it OK for the Xoom to NOT HAVE 4G?!?!?!?! They said it would be the first 4G tablet!

    • Anonymous

      They’re now saying it’s the first 4g lte “upgradeable” tablet. Probably will be the only one too, but they can wait forever now. As long as they upgrade it eventually.

    • Rizzidy

      lolu for buying motorola

    • Anonymous

      Because this isn’t about the Xoom! Yes, it sucks, and yes I believe there should be some class action suit over it because people did buy it with the very intention of being 4G capable and having a useful SD slot. But this is about the Galaxy Tab, not about what the Xoom lacks.

  • Anonymous

    Does Netflix work on Honeycomb yet?  If so, that could be a major differentiator for prospective ipad buyers

  • Anonymous

    Since id tether, I don’t need 3g/4g.
    Any possibility of a WiFi only version?
    Prices mentioned is with signing a contract?? Sheesh…

    • Anonymous

      Was also just announced.  Link added to the post.

  • Litobirdy

    Any Wifi only version? and how much?

    • Jroc869

      DALLAS, June 2, 2011 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.[1], and Samsung Electronics America, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced the upcoming retail availability of the Galaxy Tab™ 10.1, starting June 8. The WiFi-enabled tablet measures at just 8.6 millimeters slim, making it the thinnest mobile tablet currently available in the world. The 32GB version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi edition will be available for $599, while the 16GB version of the device will be available for $499.

  • http://www.matthewdlyons.com/ matthewdlyons

    I know…I know…it’s on contract, but having LTE for a $30 premium over the WiFi version should make this Samsung very attractive to people looking for a tablet.

  • Cambull

    This will be the first duel core product with Verizon LTE right?

  • Anonymous

    have these guys learned nothing on pricing? 530 on contract for a soon to be outdated tegra 2? i think ill wait a few more months… Before anyone says, this isn’t a case of “you’ll always be waiting for the next best.” It’s a case of too little too late from Samsung, for too much $.

    • Rizzidy

      too little too late compared to what?

      • Anonymous

        compared to the fact that kal-el will be out soon for the same or cheaper cost.

        • Rizzidy

          when?

          • Anonymous

             I could ask you the same thing about why you think it will take so long.

            Truthfully, it wouldn’t surprise me to see ASUS release one at the end of summer.

          • Rizzidy

            Uh, no.  That’s an entirely different question.

          • Anonymous

             No it’s not. You’re asking me why i think it will be so soon. I’m returning that with a partial answer and asking why you think it will take so long. It’s a different question but with the same intent.

          • jason w.s.

            Wow lol, i dare ya to make sense. jk

          • Rizzidy

            I never asked you why you think it will be so soon.  Learn to read.  My question was: WHEN?  

        • DBK

          lol If you really think that Kal-El devices will be the same or cheaper, then you are a fool. They probably won’t even be officially released until beginning of next year, earliest. If anything Samsung finally wised up and put them selves on the top of the market (seconded only by the Asus Transformer).

          • Anonymous

            Really? Tegra 2 is 7 months old. All the talk or kal-el lately. Even Amazon will be releasing their kal-el tablets at the end of the year for cheaper than this thing(so say the rumors). It’s not worth it to buy a tegra 2 device at $500 IMO.

            Yeah, Kal-El devices will be the same and cheaper. The Android tablets already suffer from low sales when they are priced so high. Going higher in price is too stupid, even for Motorola.

          • DBK

            Tegra 2 is not quite stable yet, plus there are other dual core CPUs out there that aren’t as widely available as the Tegra 2 yet. I doubt we will see a stable dual core by then let alone a stable quad core. Don’t hold your breath.

            Rumors are rumors. Amazon’s will probably be cheap because it will probably be low quality. I doubt any quality quad core tablet will be cheaper than 500 (at least if you want 3g/4g).

          • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

            They will come out this year. 

            Lot of time left and they already have working copies.

          • DBK

            Maybe some demo versions for testing, but nothing complete and stable or publicly available. I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=758620228 Aaron Rietschlin

    Wow, this may make me jump into the tablet game. Also, I have been wanting to get into the Tablet development game as well, so having an actual device to test on would be great.

  • Anonymous

    Nice!  This is everything the Xoom should have been but isn’t.

    • DroidzFX

      my 2010 car should have been the 2011 model but it isnt. When the device comes out months later I would expect it to have something better.

      • Rizzidy

        Would you expect your car to come with wheels though?  lolnolte

        • DroidzFX

          You guys act like it was some secret the LTE was not included. They clearly stated that is was coming in an update. Now if the update never comes then thats another story. In that case Moto could be held accountable for false advertising.

          • Anonymous

            Moto appears to be near debuting the XOOM 2. I would say they have failed. Besides, didn’t they say the coming weeks?

          • DroidzFX

            They release phones every few months so why does that surprise you? The tablet market is blowing up. Strategy flood the market with as many devices as you can to stay on top of the competition.

          • Anonymous

            Nothing is apparent about Xoom 2.  No confirmed specs, no photos (not renders), or any other confirmed info.

            However I do think if LTE upgrade doesn’t happen before end of sumer they better have one hell of a trade-up offer for when the Xoom 2 is released, however I doubt that would satisfy too many owners either.

      • Rizzidy

        Would you expect your car to come with wheels though?  lolnolte

      • Anonymous

        Except when a new luxury car maker comes on the scene and introduces its flagship model, you’d expect their car to compete with the top brands out there, not with Yugo.

        • DroidzFX

          If you tried to compete with future models your device would never be released. I just dont understand your prospective on how a device released months ago is suppose to compete with one thats not released yet.

          • Anonymous

            It’s not like the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a completely new model with next gen specs. It’s basically the XOOM, but done right; both have 10.1″ screens, Honeycomb, a dual core, Cortex A9 processor, and the promise of 4G. The Samsung, however, actually has LTE and a much better screen (and form factor overall) to boot.

            We’re not talking about a Moto Droid OG against a Galaxy S II; this is more akin to the Droid X vs. the original Galaxy S series.

    • Inkster09

      Which means it will be released in September 25.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

    Damn on contract, would like to go xoom to this but have contract on xoom, so may bite bullet for a marginal upgrade or will just wait til next year tablets to upgrade.

    • http://twitter.com/wynalazca Andrew Webber

      The press release says those are the contract prices.

  • Tex

    Ahh, WTH, First!