Sprint recently announced yesterday that their newest device, the Samsung Galaxy Tablet, will be available to consumers as early as November 14th, 2010, just in time for the holiday season. The Samsung Galaxy Tablet allows viewing of e-books, movies, music and games on a 7-inch screen.
Customers may already begin pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy Tablet at any participating Sprint store with the purchase of a $50 Sprint gift card. Customers who pre-order the device will be added to a waiting list and called to come in and finish their purchase beginning on November 14th, 2010.
The device itself will cost customers $399.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement on a 3G Tablet Mobile Broadband Plan. Sprint customers will have two rate plans from which to choose. These include a 2GB data plan with unlimited messaging for $29.99 a month or a 5GB data plan with unlimited messaging for $59.99 a month.
According to Vice President of Product Development for Sprint, Fared Adib, "Samsung Galaxy Tab is another Android innovation for Sprint, adding a new category of wireless devices to the Sprint portfolio. Samsung Galaxy Tab is a powerful entertainment device and business tool that offers our customers high-end features, including a blazing-fast processor, beautiful touchscreen for watching videos and web browsing, two cameras, video chat capabilities and access to the Sprint 3G network with affordable rate plans that allow customers to take advantage of of the advanced data capabilities their device offers."
Features for the Galaxy Tab include: 7-inch touchscreen, Android 2.2, 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor, 3D graphics support, 3 megapixel camera with camcorder and flash, front facing 1.3 megapixel camera, mobile hotspot, Android market, ThinkFree Office, Sprint Navigation, Stereo Speakers, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Integrated GPS, 2GB onboard memory, 16GB micro SD card and a 4,000 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is definitely shaping up to be a heck of a device. It seems that every day there are more competitors to Apple's iPad. Thankfully for consumers, there will be plenty of tablet options to choose from come this holiday season, so be sure to do your homework and find the right one for you.