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Samsung and Verizon Introduce the Galaxy Tab 7.7 with 4G LTE

Verizon and Samsung today announced another device that we first reported on a few weeks back, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 with 4G LTE. It rocks a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 7.7″ Super AMOLED Plus display, is extremely thin (thinnest LTE tablet), has a 3MP rear camera, 2MP in the front, 16GB of on-board storage, an SD card slot for extra storage, and weighs roughly 340 grams. The 7.7 is running Android 3.2 with TouchWiz – no word was given on an Ice Cream Sandwich update, but we will assume that it will eventually get it.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available in the coming weeks. Both Verizon and Samsung will have it on display in their booths, so you can bet that we will get some hands on time with it.

Pics and press release below.  


World’s Thinnest 4G LTE Tablet and First Tablet in the United States to Feature Super AMOLED™ Plus Display

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7 will be available on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network in the coming weeks. Verizon Wireless leads the way in 4G with the fastest and most reliable 4G network in the United States, covering more than 200 million people in 190 markets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be on display at CES 2012 in Verizon Wireless’ booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259) and in the Samsung booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth #12004).

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 boasts a brilliant Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen display, allowing customers to watch movies, view pictures and play games that come to life in high-definition 720p (1280×800) resolution. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and HTML 5 Web browser to quickly access the Web, stream music and more at blazing speeds using the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 measures just 7.9 millimeters thin (less than half an inch) and weighs only 340 grams (roughly 12 oz), making this tablet one of the most portable premium and stylish tablets available.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 features Peel Smart Remote that allows customers to find and watch their favorite TV shows and discover new shows based on their preferences through built-in infrared blaster. Customers can also control their home entertainment system using Peel Smart Remote regardless of manufacturer with the Tab 7.7, all with the tap of a finger. Additionally, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 will launch as a SAFE™ certified device. The SAFE certification signifies that the Tab 7.7 is equipped with an exclusive suite of security features that deliver enterprise-friendly capabilities to help safeguard sensitive data and communications, including Mobile Device Management (MDM), on-device Encryption, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and corporate email, calendar and contacts.

Additional features:

  • Samsung TouchWiz™ – Designed with Live Panels for customizing the home screen with digital pictures, favorite Web sites and social network feeds. In addition, the TouchWiz UX includes a Mini Apps tray of commonly used features, such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other apps are already in use. The clipboard feature allows customers to copy and paste texts and images.
  • Mobile Hotspot capability – Share your 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices or 3G connection with up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices
  • Android™ 3.2, Honeycomb – Supports Google™ Mobile Services including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Google Search™, Google Maps™, and access to Google Books™, movie rentals, and more than 400,000 apps on Android Market™
  • Samsung Apps – Samsung Apps is a recommendation engine that aggregates over 50,000 apps from the Android Market that are optimized for Honeycomb. Samsung Apps also adds a social element by allowing consumers to share the apps they like with friends on Facebook®.
  • Samsung Media Hub – Offering a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase (TV content can only be purchased)
  • Samsung Social Hub – Built around messaging, which allows customers to send and receive information, whether it is email (Exchange, POP3/IMAP), social network updates (Twitter™, Facebook and LinkedIn®)
  • 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and full 720p recording and 1080p playback (1080p playback through HDMI dock or adapter)
  • Front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chat
  • QuickOffice® Pro HD – Get the most powerful office productivity suite for Android Honeycomb tablets with advanced Microsoft® Office editing, SmartTouch™ technology and Connected File Manager with integrated remote storage access
  • Wi-Fi Direct – Customers can connect to their Wi-Fi-enabled portable devices and seamlessly transfer music, videos and other data over an adhoc Wi-Fi connection
  • AllShare™ App – Enables inter-device connectivity through Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), so customers can send multimedia content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices such as TVs and laptops
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • 16 GB on board storage (actual formatted capacity is less)
  • Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ card


    • Keyboard Dock – Full-size dock with tablet hotkeys that activate key features of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 including Internet, email and music/video controls; charging and data sync capabilities (cables not included); 3.5mm stereo audio output for connection to external speakers (cable not included)
    • Multimedia Dock – Portrait viewing format for desktop display; fitted cradle and weighted base to keep your Galaxy Tab in place; built-in HDMI out port; 3.5mm stereo audio output for connection to external speakers (cable not included) and charging capabilities
    • USB/SD Adapter Connection Kit – 30-pin to SD adapter for sharing multimedia files with your Tab via an SD or microSD device. USB adapter allows customers to connect an array of USB capable devices such as a mouse, keyboard, thumb drive, camera, Samsung printers, and more
    • HDTV Adapter – Powered HDMI cable for video and audio streaming from your Tab to a compatible HDTV; support for HD video up to 1080p; simultaneous charging while streaming
    • Book Cover Case – Ultra-slim fit with full access to all buttons and ports. Stands the tablet in landscape for optimal media viewing or as a keyboard stand for typing

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.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 at www.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 visit www.samsungwireless.com.

  • Never really liked these Samsung tablets…the design is really simple, nothing about it looks particularly awesome, the screens are bright but still not reflecting the Asus or Lenovo ones comin, the specs are about the same as the phones, and the interface isn’t a nice to use…plus idk, the way the apps look and the blue screen just annoy me.

  • Anonymous

    This is nice but i will wait for either the Nexus tablet or i will wait for the Galaxy Note to come to Verizon….

  • Tim242

    IF I get a tablet…it will be the $199 Nexus Tablet. Bring it on!

  • Tim242

    I know MP aren’t everything…but just 3MP? Just another reason not to use a tablet camera.

  • Anonymous

    oh yes!  “Customers can also control their home entertainment system using Peel
    Smart Remote regardless of manufacturer with the Tab 7.7, all with the
    tap of a finger.”

  • Anonymous

    Wow, but can CES be any more of a flop for Android???

    Prime “fixes” it’s problems by realeasing the same device with a fixed problem and a better screen for $100 more.

    Moto releases a purple phone and the same Razr with a big battery.

    Samsung releases a carrier attached touchwiz tablet without ICS.

    This is ridiculous and sad.

    • Lmrojas

      Theres this thing called the Mobile World Congress next month. Expect the GSIII and quadcore HTC phones to be.anounced there

  • No ICS + Touchwiz = no thanks

  • Anonymous

    This thing is covered in Verizon logos and win. Release a WiFi model, and it’ll be just win.

  • Stating El Obvious

    Well would you look at that?  Samsung can make a tablet that doesn’t look like a blatant iPad ripoff…whoda thunk it?

    • Anonymous

      Not Apple. Hell, they thought the GNex was a ripoff as well as the GTab 10.1. Only inbred half-wits confuse the two, but that’s stating the obvious.

  • Whoops! They accidentally listed TouchWiz under “Additional Features” instead of “Cons”.

    • Anonymous

      Pros:-The absolutely PERFECT screen size & formfactor
      -Expandable storage
      -Super AMOLED Plus 1280×800 screen should be awesome
      -Sammy tablets always have solid cameras & battery life

      Cons: -Overpriced carrier tablet w/ expensive contract. Where the F was the wi-fi version of this tablet Stateside a month ago when I was ready to buy?
      -Proprietary Samsung connector crap with no native video-out capability
      -“Only” 16GB internal storage (32GB+ in 2012 is ideal)
      -Honeycomb with no guarantee we’ll ever see ICS or at least not in a timely fashion

  • Josh Flowers

    oh that’s cool—
    my Thrive has LTE, too…whenever i’m carrying around my rooted Thunderbolt.

    but who wants to tether when you can buy a tablet with it baked in? 🙂

  • Here’s a question…whats the logic behind the size of tablets? 10.1 inches is fine…but why the extra .1? For that matter why isn’t the Galaxy Tab 8.9 not just 9? How much more can you fit on a 7.7inch screen vs a 7 inch? Why not just go up to 8.0…or 8.2?
    Who decides these things?

    • EC8CH

      Dr. Decimal

    • Anonymous

      Because if there is one thing they enjoy doing is lengthening the name of Android products.  Surprised itsn’t not the Galaxy Super Switch 7.7345 Plus SuperPleaseBuyMe, oh wait, that’s HTC’s naming scheme on Sprint

  • Why can’t we get one of these in a WiFi model, without Touchwiz. Super Amoled+ on a tablet… that has to be brilliant… If only it was stock ICS, and the 300 dollars cheaper these things run off carriers networks…

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! Yes not having to use 2 devices for internet (rooted phone + tablet) would be nice, but you are 100% correct about the costs, it is not worth it.

  • Dwjr82

    If you own a Galaxy Nexus, i think its pointless to buy a tablet that doesnt have nfc functionality.

    • Anonymous

      What does one have to do with the other though?

      • Tim242

        You can transfer files between 2 NFC devices with Android Beam.

    • Boblank84

      I would agree or at least ICS.  With ICS you can at least use remote wifi and create a pear to pear add hoc to transfer files.  Ive been pulling my hair out on how to transfer files from my nexus to kindle fire directly.

  • Michael Forte

    I refuse to ever pay for data on a tablet until the pricing becomes more reasonable, or it is no longer tiered. I see neither of these happening, so tethering it is.

    • Anonymous

      Supposedly data sharing is going to be incorporated into family plans this year to make adding data for a tablet for palatable but not requiring a dedicated data plan, but of course that would require giving up unlimited data which I can’t see doing voluntarily.

    • Anonymous

      I’d pay for data on a Tablet… Specifically this tablet. Perfect Size for Portability and very well built. Fantastic Screen too. Tethering is useless with the horrific battery life we have on phones that can barely sustain themselves.

      • Anonymous

        I use my D3G for wifi tethering all the time on the XOOM and I have no issues about battery life…so tether is most certainly not useless, especially with all those who would not have the unlimited data that some of us still enjoy.