Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Hitting the Streets June 8By Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2011-06-03 Email Print
Starting June 8, Samsung's attempt to dethrone Apple's iPad, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, will be on sale from Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile.
Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZW) and T-Mobile will begin offering the long-awaited, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 June 8 on a limited basis with Google's Android 3.1 "Honeycomb" operating system.
Available in metallica gray or glossy white, Verizon's Galaxy Tab 10.1 is equipped with a 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) broadband radio, and will be available for preorder only June 8. Verizon will sell the 16GB model for $529.99 and the 32GB model for $629.99, both on two-year contracts.
Verizon said the slate would hit its retail stores later this summer with optional accessories, such as a full-sized keyboard dock and a multimedia docking station.
While Verizon is selling a 4G/3G Tab 10.1, T-Mobile's Tab 10.1 is WiFi-only at this time and will cost customers $499 for the 16GB version and $599 for the 32GB version.
T-Mobile will begin selling a "limited quantity" of the Tab 10.1 exclusively at the Best Buy Union Square store in New York City on June 8. Best Buy customers may also preorder the Galaxy Tab 10.1 online or in-store that day with availability set for June 17.
Starting June 17, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also be available at Fry's Electronics, Amazon.com, Micro Center, Tiger Direct and Newegg.
This summer, T-Mobile's Galaxy Tab 10.1 will receive an over-the-air upgrade to the Samsung TouchWiz UX.
To read the original eWeek article, click here: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Coming Soon from Verizon, T-Mobile