We had already known that Sprint was going to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. But that being said, Sprint has finally come forward with a release date and price. In short, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be available beginning on November 11 and it will sell for $549.99.
The tablet features 4G LTE connectivity, is running Android Ice Cream Sandwich and is sporting a 10.1-inch display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (with support for cards up to 64GB in size), 7000 mAh battery, VGA quality front-facing camera and a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera.
And finally, along with that $549.99 purchase price, you will need a monthly data plan to make use of that 4G LTE connectivity. Sprint has a few data plans available including 300MB for $14.99, 3GB for $34.99, 6GB for $49.99 and 12GB for $79.99.
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First 4G LTE Tablet from Sprint, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Available Beginning Nov. 11 for $549.99
New tablet plans offer customers up to 20 percent more data than AT&T on similarly priced tablet plans
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Nov. 1, 2012 – Sprint (NYSE:S), the only national carrier with Truly Unlimited℠ 4G LTE data for smartphones while on the Sprint network, will offer its first 4G LTE tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 10.1, beginning Sunday, Nov. 11, for $549.99 (excluding taxes and surcharges). It will be available in Sprint retail stores, online at HYPERLINK “http://www.sprint.com” www.sprint.com or by calling 1-800-SPRINT1.
“Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 brings Sprint 4G LTE to a new category of device and expands a portfolio already recognized as one of the industry’s best,” said David Owens, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “This new tablet combined with the Sprint 4G LTE network and our aggressively priced tablet rate plan options offer consumers and business users an exciting new way to stay connected and productive with a large workspace in an easily portable device.”
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can be activated on one of the new, aggressively priced month-to-month tablet rate plans for Sprint 4G LTE-enabled tablets. Starting at $14.99 for 300MB of 3G/4G LTE data, $34.99 for 3GB of data, $49.99 for 6GB of data and $79.99 for 12GB of data, Sprint’s new plans offer 20 percent more data for the same price as AT&T at the $14.99 and $50 tablet rate plan1.
Sprint smartphone customers2 can add Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to their account with a specially discounted rate plan that includes 1GB of data for only $15 per month or as little as $10 per month for 100MB of data on the Sprint network. For a limited time, Sprint is waiving the activation fee on all 3G/4G LTE tablets.
Month-to-Month Plan Comparison – 3G/4G LTE Tablets
- Sprint: $14.99/300MB, $15.00/1GB smartphone offer, $34.99/3GB, $49.99/6GB, $79.99/12GB
- AT&T: $14.99/250MB, NONE, $30/3GB, $50/5GB, NONE
- Verizon: NONE, NONE, $40/4GB, $50/6GB, $80/12GB
With Sprint, 20 percent more data than AT&T on the $49.99 plan equals HYPERLINK “http://www.sprint.com/datacalculator”1GB or approximately 50,000 emails, 2,000 web page views or 3,333 more picture uploads.3
Sprint also offers convenient Sprint Mobile Broadband Passes for tablets that provide customers with the freedom and flexibility to bill to a credit card when they might only need a plan occasionally. Sprint Mobile Broadband Passes for tablets start at $14.99 for 300MB of 3G/4G LTE data, $34.99 for 3GB of data, $49.99 for 6GB of data and $79.99 for 12GB of data and offer 20 percent more data for the same price as AT&T at the $14.99 and $50 rate plans and 20 percent more data for the same price as Verizon at the $50 and $80 rate plans4. (All rate plans exclude taxes and surcharges.)
Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)5, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 boasts access to the Sprint 4G LTE network (available in select markets), Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a beautiful 10.1-inch touchscreen display. Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 also features two cameras, a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera and camcorder for capturing life’s important moments as they happen and a front-facing VGA camera for Face Unlock and video chat.
With the built-in IR Blaster, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can be used as a universal smart remote that helps users easily find their favorite TV shows and control their TV, set top box and other home theater equipment. It also comes with AllShare® to easily share photo albums, videos and other user-generated content between other DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified® devices.
On-device encryption and VPN access also help ensure the tablet is secure for business use. The 7,000mAh battery allows businesses to keep their workers connected all day long. The 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability can be used to share a web connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously so teams can work away from the office.
Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and currently offers service in 32 cities. Continuing its nationwide rollout of 4G LTE, Sprint recently announced plans to deliver 4G LTE to an additional 115 cities in the coming months. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.