The number one telecommunications network in the United States, U.S. Cellular announced on Wednesday that they have begun carrying the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in brick and mortar stores and online at USCellular.com.
The 16GB model is priced at $499.99 when purchased with a plan that includes 2GB or more data. This announcement could potentially bring the Galaxy Note 10.1 with 4G LTE wireless compatibility to Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, Clearwire, MetroPCS and Leap Wireless — all carriers that fall under the U.S. Cellular umbrella.
“The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 makes it easier to get more work done and stay connected while you’re away from the office, and enhances the moments you share with your family too,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “Its speed and performance are even better when backed by the 4G LTE network, which delivers data up to 10 times faster than 3G.”
In addition to Google Now and Google Voice Search pre-installed in the device, new Note 10.1 users will also receive Adobe Photoshop touch and 2GB of cloud storage via Adobe’s Creative Cloud. The Galaxy Note 10.1 can also be used as a universal remote control by using Samsung’s Smart Remote technology, also pre-loaded.
Right now, about sixty-one percent of U.S. Cellular customers have access to 4G LTE connectivity in select cities in Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. By the end of 2013, the company expects to up that to about 87-percent.
As a quick recap, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 packs Android Jelly Bean version 4.1, a quad-core 1.4 GHz Exonys processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5-MP autofocus rear-facing camera and a 1.9-MP front-facing camera. It also features Samsung’s S-Pen stylus.