A 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet is now available for pre-order from Verizon. The 4G Tab 10.1 will cost $530 for the 16GB unit and $630 for the 32GB unit, both with a two-year data plan agreement. There is no definitive ship date yet, but Verizon claims the Honeycomb tablet will be available in four to six weeks in both grey and white.
The Wi-Fi Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is already available, with a starting price point of $500. Both the Wi-Fi and LTE version of the tablet sport a 10.1-inch screen (1280 x 800), NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2 processor, Flash support, and run Android Honeycomb 3.1. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is also one of the thinnest tablets available, measuring just .34-inches thick and weighing 1.25 pounds.
Verizon is offering four data plans for the device, which include:
- $20 for 1GB
- $35 for 3GB
- $50 for 5GB
- $80 for 10GB
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is not the only Honeycomb tablet to support Verizon’s 4G service. The Motorola Xoom will support the network, though it currently only connects via Wi-Fi. Xoom owners will be able to upgrade their device to support the LTE network as soon as the update becomes available. Original estimates pegged May as the month for the upgrade, but that has since passed. The Xoom was released in February.
The HTC EVO View 4G also supports 4G, in particular, the Sprint WiMAX network.