November 11th just turned into one hot day of the year, and we don’t mean temperature. First off Boxee Box will finally ship and now Verizon will begin to sell the Galaxy Tab for $599.99. The price is off contract. So just like the iPad you can add or remove a monthly data plan at your leisure without being tied into any massive penalties if you decide to discontinue service after just a few months.
In terms of specs expect a 7-inch 1024×600 touch display, 3G+WiFi connectivity, Android 2.2, a Cortex A8 processor at 1GHz, a front facing 3 megapixel camera (there is a 1.3mp webcam as well), a 4000mAh battery and an accelerometer.
Oh, and about that monthly data plan. It will cost you $20 and you’ll get 1GB of bandwidth.
Verizon Wireless Puts Samsung Galaxy Tab™ in Stores in November
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will be available Nov. 11 for $599.99. Running on Android™ 2.2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch touch screen; robust HTML Web browsing experience with full support for Adobe® Flash® 10.1 for video and mobile gaming; and a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor.
“This is an incredible time in mobile technology, and as a company we’re excited to add the Samsung Galaxy Tab to our portfolio,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings together the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network and the power of Android 2.2 to deliver on our promise of providing consumers and business customers with a host of options to help manage their lives.”
Popular mobile applications, including V CAST Music and V CAST Song ID, VZ Navigator®, Slacker Radio, Kindle for Android, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® presented by V CAST Video, and the exclusive golf game, “Let’s Golf,” will be available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. In addition to text, picture and video messaging, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will also feature V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless’ mobile storefront offering hundreds of applications for businesses and consumers at launch.
Verizon Wireless customers can add a monthly access plan beginning at $20 a month for 1 GB on their Samsung Galaxy Tab. For additional features and specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, visit www.verizonwireless.com/galaxytab.