Verizon Partnering With The Daily To Release Android Application On Select Devices

The news application that has been quite the hit on the iPad has now been announced as coming to the Android world thanks to Verizon today. The two companies have signed up to bring the subscription based application to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 first. The Verizon version of the tablet will have it pre-loaded and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 that was announced yesterday will get the application at a later date, no word on any other devices.

You get a week of the Daily free on Verizon and after that you can sign up for a monthly or yearly subscription, which will cost you $3.99 and $39.99 respectively. This is a great option for any newshead out there, the Daily is a great outlet. Will anyone take advantage of this if it comes to other devices like the XOOM or WiFi Galaxy Tab 10.1?

Quick First Look: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 with 4G LTE

Rounding out our time at PepCom’s Digital Experience from last night, we have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 with LTE that is headed to Verizon. With its beautiful Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, ultra thin body, and perfect one-handed size (for some), this might be Big Red’s best tablet. We would have liked to see a beefier camera in the back (only 3MP), but that’s really our only complaint. Well, that and the fact that it is still running Honeycomb.

No exact release date has been given. We will see what else we can find out when we get more time with the device this afternoon at VZW’s booth. And here’s to hoping we don’t see it for $499 on-contract, especially with Asus and NVIDIA getting ready to drop a Tegra 3 device of similar size for $249.

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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.

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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.   (more…)