The WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has been available for some time, but now Verizon will be offering an LTE-enabled version of the tablet starting from August 17th. Previously if you wanted a tablet in the 7-inch range and wanted LTE, you’d have had to cough up a hefty amount of money for the Galaxy Tab 7.7, but Verizon will be offering the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for a reasonable $350 off-contract.
The LTE version of the tablet features similar same specs to the WiFi-only version, with a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor, 7-inch PLS 1024x600 display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with a microSD card slot, and three megapixel camera. The Tab 2 7.0 also comes with a front-facing VGA camera and runs Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
As Samsung has fitted the tablet with an LTE radio, customers will be able to surf the information superhighway with fast speeds on Verizon’s network rather than relying on WiFi. On top of that, the Tab 2 7.0 is Samsung Approved for Enterprise, featuring 256-bit AES encryption and support for Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync as well as support for VPNs and MDM solutions.
At $350 off-contract, it’s not a bad deal at all, even if you won’t be getting the latest and greatest specs. Still, if this sounds like your next tablet, then make sure to pick one up on Verizon’s website or in a retail store starting from August 17th.