When posters and flyers starring Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE started appearing at Verizon stores across the nation, we were sure the tab’s launch was just around the corner. And so it is. An internal doc leaked out by droid-life sources clearly states that the 16GB/32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in metallic gray will launch in all channels on July 28, 2011.
Fans of the 10inch Honeycomb tab from Samsung who placed their orders for the LTE model earlier have received emails from Samsung notifying them that the tab will start shipping on July 26. This puts the release date on July 28 unless you’ve requested 1-day shipping in which case you’ll be holding the LTE tab as soon as Wednesday. Great!
Motorola Xoom owners who purchased their tabs from Verizon must feel betrayed with how quickly the just released Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be showing off an LTE radio while they still wait for the promised LTE update on Xoom. Motorola launched Xoom five months back. That’s a long time to wait. Moto’s already facing a lot of flak from customers on the LTE issue (among many others). It’s going to get a lot more heated now.
The black/metallic gray version of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE will be available at Verizon stores (online and brick-and-mortar) while the white version will only be available via direct fill (internet or sales line). The 16GB model will cost you $529 with a 2 year contract and the 32GB model will cost $629. The device will launch with Android 3.1 on board and a microSIM card.
It’ll be exciting to see the performance of the dual core Tab 10.1 on the Verizon LTE network. Just days to go now.