Verizon seems to have recently embarked on a quest all of a sudden, apparently planning to launch multiple 4G LTE-enabled Android tablets on the biggest mobile network stateside. The Nexus 7 2013 is at last rolling out tomorrow, and then come LG’s G Pad 8.3, Samsung’s Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, as well as the Note 10.1 2014 Edition.
A little late for the S Pen-toting 10-incher? Nonsense. If Big Red can hope to sell the seven month-old second-gen N7 as new, why would the younger Note 10.1 2014 be any different? After all, it’s not only younger, but also much, much cooler, with state-of-the-art hardware like a Snapdragon 800 CPU and 3 GB RAM.
Its sole flaw? It still runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Well, that, and potentially pricing, as the Wi-Fi only flavor goes for north of $500 outright. Verizon’s LTE model should go a tad easier on bank accounts with 24-month contracts, though ultimately I wouldn’t get my hopes high.
For crying out loud, the decrepit first-gen Note 10.1 is $400 with pacts, so what do you expect? For the record, no, it’s not set in stone that Big Red will pick up the 2014 Edition.
But it’s close enough, based on the latest photo tweeted by @evleaks, the man who’s almost never wrong. Did anyone order a flamboyant, sizzling hot tab with a side of big-ass Verizon logos?