Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Unboxing

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Unboxing
It has been a month since Verizon started accepting pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and today the newest Verizon tablet is out on the streets. When we reviewed the generic Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 last month, we were impressed with its design and performance, but the Verizon model adds one important extra....that it can use their 4G LTE data network, so you're not limited to a Wi-Fi connection. A quick run of the app showed a download speed of 9.82 Mbps and uploads of almost 4 Mbps.

We opened up the box and removed the tablet and its protective film, and in the lower section is the 2-piece wall charger that we had to snap together, and the proprietary USB data cable. The size and weight of the tablet feels just right - not to big, and not too small, and we love the gorgeous 10.1" PLS-LCD TFT display with an impressive resolution of 1280x800 pixels.

Android 3.1 Honeycomb is running on the device, and works rather well, thanks to the 1GHz dual-core  Nvidia Cortex A9 processor. At this point there are only 5 home screens, but would like to see 7, as that is what most Android phones have. On the front of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a 2MP camera, and on the left and right sides are dual stereo speakers, as well as the power/lock button and volume rocker. On the top is the 3.5mm headset jack and the new microSIM slot for the 4G microSIM card, and on the back is the 3MP autofocus camera with LED flash, which can also record HD video at 1280x720p.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one of the nicest tablets on the market, and we're glad to see a Verizon model that can utilize their 4G LTE network for fast data speeds, as the Motorola XOOM is still waiting for its LTE hardware upgrade. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes in your choice of white or slate gray color, and both are available in a 16GB and 32GB version for $529.99 and $629.99 with a 2-year Verizon data contract, or add an extra $100 to buy if off-contract.

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