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Verizon Offering Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 4G Model

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This model has a slightly beefier set of specs over the previous generation to handle the 4G LTE connectivity.

Verizon Wireless said on Wednesday that it will offer the 4G LTE version of Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet for $349.99 USD starting Friday, August 17. Given the recent release of Google's Nexus 7 tablet, the price seems a little steep for the specs, but consumers are essentially paying for the 4G LTE connectivity which requires an additional data plan from Verizon.

"The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) features power and portability with its 4G LTE connectivity and 7-inch display making mobile entertainment easy," Verizon said. "The Galaxy Tab 2 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and comes loaded with multimedia-rich apps like Netflix and Samsung’s Media Hub for watching movies and TV shows while on the go or on the couch. Customers can also take advantage of the compact design and use the Amazon Kindle app to keep their favorite books with them at all times."

The tablet specs, updated from the first-gen model, include 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for adding an additional 64 GB, 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, a 3.2MP rear-facing camera and a 0.3MP VGA front-facing camera for video chattery. A 7-inch WSVGA TFT screen (1024 x 600) is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core SoC and 1 GB of RAM. Other features include a USB 2.0 Host port and Samsung's Plane-to-Line-Switching (PLS) technology which allows for better power efficiency from a brighter panel.

For business owners, the updated tablet is a SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) device, providing flexibility and connectivity for mobile workforces, ensuring that customers are able to operate more efficiently on the move. Features include on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions.

"The Galaxy Tab 2 can maximize productivity with the Polaris Office application to easily create and edit documents," the company said. "The app is optimized for tablets and has support for various file types like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, Zip files and more."

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com starting Aug. 17 for $349.99. As previously specified, the tablet will need a data plan, but customers who have switched over to the Share Everything scheme can simply add the gadget to their current data pool for a mere $10 per month. That means you can purchase this tablet without the typical 2-year ball-and-chain -- your main phone line carries that burden.

 

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    kawininjazx , August 15, 2012 7:25 PM
    They would sell a lot more of these if they didn't rip people off. The 3G/4G tabs bought right from the provider with a data plan should be the same price as a non 3G/4G model, they are going to make money off the data anyway. I talked to one guy who runs a big Verizon wireless franchise, he said he can't sell the tabs, the prices are too high.
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    teh_chem , August 15, 2012 7:32 PM
    "The Galaxy Tab 2 can maximize productivity with the Polaris Office application to easily create and edit documents," the company said. "The app is optimized for tablets and has support for various file types like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, Zip files and more."


    Too bad it crashes all the time. I have and use my TF101 daily, but I would NEVER in a million years suggest an android tablet for document productivity. Unless you want to drive yourself insane after losing all of the stuff you worked on but didn't get a chance to save because the app force-quit on you.

    And yeah, $350 does seem a bit steep, especially given the fact that you'll probably have to sign a duration-contract.
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    house70 , August 15, 2012 10:00 PM
    "simply add the gadget to their current data pool for a mere $10 per month"

    A mere? This is a rip-off. Why would one have to pay 10 bucks extra for same data allowance?
    teh_chem
    "The Galaxy Tab 2 can maximize productivity with the Polaris Office application to easily create and edit documents," the company said. "The app is optimized for tablets and has support for various file types like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, Zip files and more."
    Too bad it crashes all the time. I have and use my TF101 daily, but I would NEVER in a million years suggest an android tablet for document productivity. Unless you want to drive yourself insane after losing all of the stuff you worked on but didn't get a chance to save because the app force-quit on you.And yeah, $350 does seem a bit steep, especially given the fact that you'll probably have to sign a duration-contract.

    That is hardly an OS problem, more like an app problem. Similar to a freeze while using a PC program. Never happened to you? You know, when you keep typing, oblivious to the fact that the application has become unresponsive about 10 lines ago? When moving your mouse does nothing but compounds the problem - now the entire desktop environment, i.e. Explorer, has become unresponsive? When only a Ctrl+Alt+Del saves your PC (but not your work)? (higher pitched voice, Stewie-style).
    Consider yourself lucky.
    About the duration contract - re-read the last sentence of the article, that should clarify things.
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    BattleshipLorenzen , August 16, 2012 4:05 AM
    Wow! This is a TERRIBLE deal! As a long-time Verizon sucker, even I am amazed at the gall! Those are terrible specs for a tab at this price point, and "4G LTE" is often reduced to marketing nonsense instead of an actual service because of its unreliability (I have a Droid RAZR in a large city that is rated to have above-average coverage). And then they ADVERTISE their BLOATWARE (or, as I call it, vandalism)! They actually believe it!?

    The only thing that has ever made me seriously consider Apple products? Verizon products.*

    *Yes, Verizon has Apple products, but they are not allowed to vandalize them. Experiencing Android through Verizon, OTOH, is not pleasant.
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    bbtoast , August 16, 2012 8:00 AM
    Why wouldn't someone just buy the wifi only version for $250 and teather it to there verizon sharedplan smartphone for no extra cost each month? It's the same pool of data anyway.
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    teh_chem , August 16, 2012 1:08 PM
    house70That is hardly an OS problem, more like an app problem. Similar to a freeze while using a PC program. Never happened to you? You know, when you keep typing, oblivious to the fact that the application has become unresponsive about 10 lines ago? When moving your mouse does nothing but compounds the problem - now the entire desktop environment, i.e. Explorer, has become unresponsive? When only a Ctrl+Alt+Del saves your PC (but not your work)? (higher pitched voice, Stewie-style). Consider yourself lucky. About the duration contract - re-read the last sentence of the article, that should clarify things.

    It's just as much the OS problem as the App problem. Regardless of whose problem it is, it still makes it a bad option for productivity regardless.

    Re. the contract question, it's from the perspective of those who don't have a current voice/device plan with verizon. Currently I haven't been able to find month-to-month options for a single data device.
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    eddieroolz , August 17, 2012 12:03 AM
    Ridiculous price. $350 for something that becomes obsoleted in 6 months...no thanks.