T-Mobile announces they will be first US carrier with Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be rolling out to US carriers in November and T-Mobile just announced they will get theirs on November 10th, beating Sprint's November 14th date.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer

After Sprint sent the press release for their Samsung Galaxy Tab I thought it would be the first carrier Tab with its November 14th launch. I was wrong as T-Mobile announced that it's Samsung Galaxy Tab is coming on November 10th for the same $399.99 subsidized contract price and it will be the first carrier to have the device. The no-contract price will be $599.99.

The T-Mobile Galaxy Tab will ship with Kindle for Android, Slacker Radio, and Qik Video Chat preloaded. The available plans include the T-Mobile 5GB webConnect plan ($39.99/month) or 200MB ($24.99/month) plan or you can use their new prepaid mobile broadband offerings.

Specifications of the T-Mobile Galaxy Tab include:

  • Android 2.2 OS with Android Market support
  • 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor
  • 7 inch WSVGA display at 1024x600 pixel resolution
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 16GB internal memory and microSD card slot
  • Swype keyboard

Like the Sprint version, the Galaxy Tab does not support their HSPA+ 4G network. I am going to have to swing by a store or try to get a review unit because I really enjoy the Android platform and may find this Tab to be a better choice for my than my iPad, but have to try it before deciding.

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