T-Mobile has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will be shipping on the carrier starting Nov. 16.
Joining the ranks of its bigger cousin, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Tab 7.0 Plus will run on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. The 7-inch slate will pack a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 16GB of internal memory, which can be expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. Weighing in at about three quarters of a pound, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus features a 2MP front-facing camera for video chatting needs, as well as a 3MP rear-facing camera with flash and 720p video playback.
The tablet will run Android 3.2 Honeycomb and will retail for $250 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract. However, consumers will have to plop down $500 ($450 after mail-in rebate), as part of T-Mobile’s new payment scheme. T-Mobile now requires a down payment of 20 months of service at $10 per. That same $10 counts towards the data plan, which would otherwise cost at least $40 a month for 2GB.
T-Mobile announced another tablet set to ship on Nov. 16, the T-Mobile SpringBoard. We first were introduced to the SpringBoard at the CTIA mobile show, though after spending a few weeks with it we got a much better look at this Honeycomb tablet. Despite lousy speakers and an excessive amount of onboard bloatware, the SpringBoard features an excellent display, as well as a stable build. Check out our full review of the SpringBoard to see if this tablet is worth its price tag.