Verizon is finally taking pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G

Summary:Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G is lighter, slimmer, and designed to work on a faster network than the iPad 2. But at $530 for the 16 GB version, will consumers pay more for an Android tablet?

Those looking for Samsung's unltra-light and slim Honeycomb tablet for the 4G/LTE network need to be prepared to wait some more. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G is finally available for pre-order from Verizon now but it won't ship until four to six weeks later.

By all accounts, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is "a joy to use," according to my colleague James Kenderick over at the Mobile News blog. But as he points out in his review of the Wi-Fi model, the tablet does not include an external SD card reader slot like the iPad so choose the capacity of the device carefully. The 16 GB model with a 2-year contract with Verizon is $529.99 ($629.99 sans contract), or for a hundred dollars more the 32 GB model can be had for $629.99 with contract ($729.99 without).

While Sprint's 7" tablet the HTC Evo View 4G (WiMAX) is more reasonably priced at $399.99 for the 32 GB model and is compatible with the HTC Scribe stylus (also works with the HTC Flyer), it does ship with Gingerbread rather than Honeycomb like this Samsung slate.

If you have your heart set on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G or just prefer the Verizon LTE network, Verizon is accepting pre-orders on its website.

[Source: Verizon via Engadget, Sprint]

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Topics: Tablets, Hardware, Mobility, Samsung, Verizon, Wi-Fi

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