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Verizon announces 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday added a little bit of 4G magic to its Android tablet lineup with the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Verizon has shown off its impressive reach by expanding its blazing fast 4G LTE network at an impressive clip since its introduction in Dec. 2010. The 4G network now serves more than 70 metropolitan areas.

The Android-3.1-running tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 resolution screen, a dual-core NVidia Tegra 2 processor, a 3-megapixel camera on back, and a 2-megapixel camera on front for video chat.

Sarah Rotman Epps, senior analyst for Forrester Research, said that while Samsung is moving in the right direction with tablets, Forrester is still forecasting Apple’s iPad to get 80% of tablet sales in the U.S. in 2011.

“Samsung has aggressively innovated to improve the Galaxy Tab product and marketing strategy,” Epps told VentureBeat. “Samsung is moving in the right direction, but Apple is leagues ahead.”

The LTE-equipped Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn’t come cheap and will run $529.99 for the 16GB model and $629.99 for the 32GB edition. And both of those prices come with two-year agreements at that. Monthly data plans runs $30 for 2GB, $50 for 5GB, and $80 for 10GB.

Verizon’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 drops on July 28th.

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