The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is due to hit the shops very soon. It will be available through AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and it has some great features such as the Android Ice Cream Sandwich and 4G LTE network support.
The tablet has a touchscreen which is 10.1 inches and 1280 x 800p PLS TFT. It is just 9.7mm thick which means that it is light and slim as well. It has a dual core processor as well as 1GB RAM but does have a slot for a microSD card where 32MB of storage is available. It is expected that the built-in storage is likely to come in 16GB and 32GB options. There is also WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and front facing and rear facing cameras. The rear facing one is 3MP.
Despite Galaxy tab sales being banned in the USA previously, this has now been lifted so Americans are free to buy it. There have been other versions of the Tab 2 for sale in the US as well as other countries but this is an improvement of that design. AT&T will be enticing customers to buy it from them with a reduction of up to $100 off a connected Samsung device of equal or lower value than the tab 2 10.1 but you will have to buy a Samsung Galaxy smartphone with a two year service agreement to qualify.
As with most devices, the price you pay will depend on your contract and will vary depending on who you use. T-Mobile are offering it for $199.99 plus $15 a month for 20 months tied in to a two year contract. Sprint customers will pay $549.99 and will not be tied in or have to pay a monthly charge. AT&T will be selling the device in stores and online for $499.99 from 9th November onwards, which is a few days earlier than their competitors. They will offer customers the option to change their Mobile Share subscription when they purchase and choose a plan from $10 a month that suits them. This includes their full range of family and individual tariffs. This means that if they already have a contract with AT&T they can add their device on to it for just $10 extra a month and use the mobile share plan across all of their devices.
AT&T have been pretty clever in their release date here as Sprint will not be offering the device until 11th November. It also will be lower in price than Sprint as well, so they are really trying to capture the market on this one. Not only are they offering a competitive deal but also releasing it earlier than their competitors, just in time for Christmas as well!