By Anu Passary | Nov 06, 2012 10:13 AM EST
On Monday, Nov. 5, U.S. network operator AT&T announced that it would be releasing its version of the LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which would be available from this Friday, Nov. 9. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was introduced by Samsung in September this year.
"AT&T and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile)2, today announced availability of the Samsung ATIV smart PC, a new tablet designed for the new Windows® 8 operating system, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 10.1, a 4G LTE Android tablet. Both tablets will be available for AT&T customers this holiday season beginning Nov. 9," stated the press release.
Currently, AT&T has the largest 4G network in the U.S., which covers nearly 285 million people. The carrier has two 4G networks: LTE and HSPA+ with "enhanced backhaul," which means that AT&T's customers can enjoy "widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas."
Additionally, customers who purchase tablets from AT&T have more options when it comes to data plans and with the carrier's new Mobile Share plans, both new and existing customer can benefit from sharing a" single bucket of data across smartphones, tablets, and other compatible devices."
"AT&T Mobile Share allows customers to build a plan to fit their devices and usage. For as low as $10 per month, customers can connect the Samsung 4G LTE tablets with AT&T's new Mobile Share plans. Customers can select one of the new shared data plans or choose one of AT&T's existing individual or family plans," noted the press release.
The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has a 10.1-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. A 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon MSM8960 with 1GB of RAM powers the tablet. The LTE-enabled tablet has 8GB of on-board storage with an expandable memory option, courtesy the microSD card slot, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing snapper. It will come pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a 7000mAh battery will fuel the device.
U.S. carrier Sprint launched its version of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 last month; however, the AT&T offering is $50 cheaper and the tablet will sport AT&T's logo.
The LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will cost $499.99 and be available from AT&T company-owned retail stores all over the U.S., as well as online on www.wireless.att.com from Nov. 9.
Additionally, AT&T is looking to entice prospective buyers of the tablet by offering a $100 off the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 if consumers purchase another Samsung Galaxy device like the Galaxy note 2 or Galaxy S3 (on a two-year contract).
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