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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 with 4G LTE Headed to Verizon

Just in case the Galaxy Tab 10.1″ with LTE, both XYBOARDs at 10.1″ and 8.2″, the XOOM, or the iPad weren’t enough tablet options, you may be adding Galaxy Tab 7.7 with LTE to the list. This device was originally announced back in September for Europe, but rumors of it finding a spot in the states soon emerged. Since Verizon is the biggest LTE carrier here, it only makes sense that they would carry it.

Some think that 10.1″ tablets are too big, so this may be the sweet spot that those folks are looking for. The original Galaxy Tab 7 never really stood a chance thanks to it lacking Honeycomb – can this one succeed? Not many carrier-branded Android tablets have to this point. We’ll see if this will be the first.

Oh, and 12/7 is not a release date. That’s when the device made its way into VZW systems.  

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  • Anonymous

    Make a wi-fi version available prior to the carrier-device and set the price around 300-400. 

    • MR REALITY

      300-400? what are you smoking? It’s an OLED plus screen.  Sony’s xel-1 11 inch oled tv cost 2500 when it came out, same as LG’s 15 inch oled tv, 2500.  This isn’t your typical Tab look at the specs.  It’s being taken pre order online for 600-700!

  • Francis Scardino

    7″ is the bees knees of screen sizes. Fits perfectly in any travel configuration. Not sure why the new 7+ has not gotten really any media attention. I don’t really believe in tabs with contract, who needs another bill to pay. Especially when 99% of Android tab owners have the ability to tether. Either way this is a solid device, hoping to pick one up soon. 

    • Anonymous

      The 7 Plus should have come out earlier this year (alongside the 8.9″ version IMHO) and is still overpriced given its specs.  Plus, the screen is a little underwhelming (1280×800 and/or Super AMOLED would be awesome on 7″). 

      In fact, all Sammy Tab price points appear to be $100 or $50 too high right now relative to the competition.  I’d like to see the 16GB 7+ at $299, the 32GB 7+ at $349, the 16GB 7.7″ at $399 and the 32GB 7.7″ at $449. 

      And bring on the ICS updates, Samsung!

  • Anonymous

    GEEZUS how many sammy tabs are there? O.o

  • Anonymous

    Samsung cant compete with Moto products.

  • DROIDERO

    Too many damn Galaxy Tabs! Enough already Samsung.

  • Anonymous

    galaxy tab 7.7 comes with amoled display.  should be the most beautiful tablet on the market.

    • MR REALITY

      EXACTLY!  THANK U! Geesh, have any of you posters realized this will be the first tablet to have an OLED screen?  That’s the point!  Go watch anything in  OLED and see if anything else compare… it doesnt!

  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica M.

    I loved my lil samsung Galaxy tab. The only thing i was lacking was honeycomb but It was perfect for on the go and really did everything I needed. I just recently went to a Xoom because it was a great price and I really wanted a honeycomb tablet, not a giant cellphone. Now the Galaxy tab is prefect for the kids to play angry birds and stupid zombies on. 

  • Anonymous

    Wrong galaxy.. :(

  • Chris G

    Still preferring the Transformer Prime.

    To me a 7.7 screen is ok for a car GPS.  But if I want a real tab, i’ll go for the larger ones.

  • Chet Stovepiper

    600 dollars on contract 

  • Hooplehead

    Hopefully this one gets better support than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE, which has yet to receive a single update.  Sammy hasn’t even bothered to put its TouchWiz crap on it!

  • TheRealBeesley

    So umm.. Hasn’t droidlife, and all blogs for that matter… lost all credibility with these “leaked” screen shots of release dates?  I mean, really, does ANYONE believe these things anymore? 

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      This isn’t a release date. This is a shot of the device in a system.

      • TheRealBeesley

        Yeah perhaps I should have kept that comment to myself, after re-reading it, it didn’t come out exactly as I had thought it sounded.  I dont mean you guys are making up these images, I meant more or less that people seem to get some kind of satisfaction out of making fake device/release date images.  And then blogs post them, and the crowd goes wild, so to speak.  

        I guess it just gets old…

      • TheRealBeesley

        And the 12-7 looks like a release date.. but I see you clarified that now :)

  • http://yobif.com Yobif

    Cool to get with 7.7 inches. :-)

  • Anonymous

    I just don’t the use in a 7″ tab. If I could replace my phone with it then maybe. I have a 7″ touchscreen in my truck and it’s really not all that big. a 4.5″ phone is great for walking around with and a 10″ tablet is great for lounging around with. I don’t see the real market for something in between.

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    I played with the 7″ one (the new one) this weekend at Best Buy for quite a while, and I think the size of it is great. I would actually be able to take it places. However, I would go with the 7.7″ just for the higher screen resolution, just for RDP purposes. However, I wouldn’t go with a Verizon one (just wifi for me, especially if I can tether it to my phone if need be). I’m glad they are finally making smaller tablets.

  • Anonymous

    Screen size is perfect! Bigger than the 7″tablets but a lot easier to handle than the 8.9 Tab. Standard HC/ICS 1280×800 makes it just perfect. Add expandable storage to it and you have the best sub-10th inch tablet on the market IMHO. However, it will hit the market as another carrier-exclusive, overpriced flop. Get this guy onto retail shelves at a $399 pricepoint ( and cut the current Tab Plus down to $299) for the wi-for version and it will sell like hotcakes. Of course, Samsung is just like Moto and completely beholden to the wireless carriers so these Android tablet on contract flops are a self-fulfillling prophecy at this point.

    Also, isn’t Exynos currently not playing nice with LTE? I also wish Samsung would dump their proprietary connector but that is not likely to happen anytime soon.

    • Anonymous

      Well said broham, look forward to the 7.7, as i find it the perfect size also & $399 would be perfect. I have the transformer & an ipad2, but once i snatch this galaxy tab up those 2 will def start to collect dust. I’ll use my laptop if I want a bigger screen. I’ll NEVER buy a carrier branded tablet bc they get way 2 much of my $$$ already & I really only use my tablets at home. With wifi available almost everywhere now & the tethering options I never understood people buying tabs w/data plans. I know there are exceptions, but majority of the time you don’t need the 3G/4G signal.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mediogringo Dan Carter

    Great, another good but insanely overpriced 4g tablet from Verizon. I’ll buy one when they’re going for 300 bucks on ebay.

    • MR REALITY

      OLED… nuff said, read the specs or have fun with your archos! haha

      • http://profiles.google.com/mediogringo Dan Carter

        Nah, I’ll have fun with a nice laptop for $700, which is what Verizon will ask for this thing. 

        Super AMOLED HD, to be exact.

  • Anonymous

    I say no more posts until we get a Nexus. I don’t care about a razr/rezound. Nor do I give two shits about the 1,000,000th different tablet to be released. 

    The only thing anyone here cares about right now, is when we will be able to get our hands on the only device worth having for the foreseeable future. 

    • Anonymous

      Delete yourself

    • Anonymous

      Start your own blog site if you don’t care about anything other than a delayed phone. There are lots of people on here who care more about things than another over hyped phone. You don’t speak for everyone on here, so stfu.

    • Tak32

      Go troll in a Nexus post.

  • http://twitter.com/expertontech Tylar Overturf

    P3Droid had this device for a few weeks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/camsco1 Scott Greene

    Picture shows 12/7 release date… honestly Verizon has to get their act together with this stuff. First Galaxy Nexus, then Droid 4, now this. IMO they’ve got too much on their hands and they need to slow down with the overlapping product launches so they can stick to a strict schedule.

    • Anonymous

      You act like nothing ever gets pushed back? Come on man get real. Go back to speculating on AF=P

      • http://www.facebook.com/camsco1 Scott Greene

        No, what I’m saying is that these things do get pushed back. They should plan the launches strategically instead of trying to push everything out and then having to make last-minute changes, such as the Dec. 9th Nexus “pseudo-release”.

      • Anonymous

        Galaxy Nexus march 2012 mark my words.

        • MR REALITY

          FAIL it’s out.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      That’s not a release date, sorry. I clarified in the post with a little update. :)

  • Anonymous

    wait, this isn’t a post about the galaxy nexus… where am i?

    • EC8CH

      the VerizonNexusDeadZone

  • Narbz

    what about the nexus ? AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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

    I was going to get a Transformer Prime and now this?! HOW CAN I TURN DOWN THAT SCREEN?!?!

    • MR REALITY

      Once you see the screen you won’t… that’s what the dimwits in here complaining dont get… it’s all about the screen.  OLED! DUH!

  • Justin Kos

    need nexus NAO

  • Ishan Patel

    I don’t care Verizon.  I want my NEXUS

  • John

    Doubt it’ll succeed either.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      I’m not sure that any of them ever will. People just want WiFi tablets. If they want internet for them on the go, they can tether from their phones.

      • John

        Exactly.

      • Anonymous

        Wait. I want, and like having a 4G tablet. Does this mean I’m not a “people?” :P

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          You still are, just an outlier that buys data packages for tablets. :P

          I’ve got to ask though, is it for traveling purposes or just because you don’t want to deal with tethering or wifi?

          • Anonymous

            I’m in that boat too. I’ve been waiting for a SOLID 7incher with LTE. Portable so have with me on the Go. the 7.7incher has fantastic hardware too. To be honest i’d drop my smartphone and go with a regular phone. And use the Tablet for everything else. Wifi tethering with my smartphone doesn’t exactly do much because of battery life.

          • http://twitter.com/bcexperts Barry Harvey

            I use my tablet for real estate and need a no hassle way to get data without worrying about connecting the device. Last thing you want to do is show a client some information and then not have a connection and ask them to wait while you try to reconnect. It needs to be constantly “real time”. I have even had issues with the GPS not knowing the location and get an error upon start-up with location based apps, so I pre-load maps before my appointments to make sure my tablet knows where I am at.

      • EC8CH

        maybe the Family Data Sharing plans will change this… but I doubt it :-)

        • Anonymous

          I feel that it is the only way to save it.

        • Anonymous

          Tiered data shared with your family? Better get your checkbook out to pay for the overages.

          • EC8CH

            I said I doubt it :-)

      • Anonymous

        Especially considering that Verizon seems to be dead-set on ensuring their failure. Is anyone going to be idiotic enough to buy a DROID XYBOARD for $529.99 on a two year contract? Yeah… no.

      • Anonymous

        The 7.7incher is a beast. If it comes with ICS as it should and solid performance (even with the same Dual core) i’ll be all over it. I’d get this ON contract to have a portable 7incher on the GO. Tethering and killing my phone battery just wouldn’t work. I may just kill my smartphone and get me a regular phone.

      • Anonymous

        That’s why I’m waiting on the nexus!

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      I know how to make it sell like hotcakes. Price it below $300 without any contracts. Make a data plan pay-as-you-go. It will be most popular tablet on market.

      • Anonymous

        Get real, this is Samsung. It will be more expensive than anyone will want and it will keep an outdated OS longer than it should. There will also be bugs that should have been fixed well before release that will never be acknowledged. 

      • MR REALITY

        And samsung will lose a ton of money.  OLED screens aren’t cheap!