Good news for Sprint customers in the market for a new LTE-enabled tablet. While the 10 inch tablet was announced in early October, Sprint has officially taken the wraps off of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1’s pricing and availability.
Landing on November 11th, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will run you $549 on a month-to-month data plan. If you’re like me, you’d probably rather just turning your smartphone into a mobile hotspot instead of paying for more data on your tablet, but then again, you probably wouldn’t be looking into a data-enabled tablet in the first place. Either way, even if the price of the tablet isn’t the cheapest around, it certainly will be worth the greenbacks for a few of you out there.
The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 rock a nice sets of specs for what it is, including a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm CPU, 10.1 inch (1280 x 800) display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card), 3 megapixel rear facing camera, and VGA front-facing camera. Sure, there are many more powerful tablets in the market today but Samsung’s Tab 2 10.1 should definitely fit the bill for a majority of people.
The real sore spot about this purchase right now would be that Sprint’s LTE footprint is very small at the moment. Until Sprint flips the switch on LTE in your area, you’ll have to deal with its 3G network, which makes the device much less appealing as a whole. Still, Sprint should light up quite a few new LTE markets in 2013, but by that time you might be looking at another piece of hardware.
Anyone interested in Sprint’s shiny new tablet offering?