When we first got a glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 it was at CES 2012, and since then, Verizon and Samsung have been mum on the slate’s release date and pricing. Well, the wait is over, as the largest wireless carrier in the United States has just announced availability for the 4G LTE enabled Galaxy Tab 7.7 come Mar. 1st.
The smaller G-Tab will be sporting a Super AMOLED Plus display with 1280×800 resolution, a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor along with a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera featuring LED flash and the ability of 720p playback (1080p playback through HDMI dock or adapter). Also, a 2-megapixel front facing camera for video chat, 16GB of storage, Verizon’s 4G LTE for connectivity, and finally, all powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
Like our own Marin Perez said back at CES: “This tablet is incredibly thin, feels extremely comfortable to hold with one or two hands and will have enough power with its dual-core processor to handle your tablet needs.” But he also mentioned the tablet’s downfall, which was Android 3.2 Honeycomb and the possibility of Big Red getting customers to sign a two-year data contract.
Well, unfortunately, Verizon is planning to release it as it was two months ago for the not so friendly price of $499 on a two-year contract, with the required $30/month data package that allows for 2GB of data. This almost certainly won’t sit well with customers, especially with the launch of the soon to be released iPad 3.