Despite the fact that we've already reviewed the Galaxy Tab for Verizon, just today, it looks like AT&T wants to go ahead and make it official that the carrier is indeed launching the Galaxy Tab tablet device. We've been waiting for the announcement, so if you've been trying to guess when the Tab would launch on AT&T, November 21st has been chosen as the day of days.
As far as a release date goes, November 21st is a Sunday. As far as features go, there's nothing that's going to be all that surprising for those who have been looking at the Tab as their tablet device of choice. You still get the 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, you get Android 2.2 under the hood with full Flash Player support, and you have Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz 3.0 User Interface. But, AT&T has decided to go the Pay-As-You-Go data plans, which start at $14.99 for 250MB for 30 days. Or, you can do the $25 plan, which lasts for 30 days, and offers you 2GB of usage.
If you use up all your data before the month is up, you can just buy more as you go. Pricing wise, if you're looking at AT&T for your tablet needs, you'll be paying $649.99. The Tab will be available at more than 2,200 AT&T locations across the United States, as well as online. That kicks off November 21st, so if you're readying yourself for a tablet this holiday season, AT&T has a nice option for you. Check out the full press release below.
DALLAS, NoV. 10, 2010— AT&T* and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, today announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will launch on Sunday, Nov. 21 on the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, and just in time for the holiday season.
The Galaxy Tab will be available for $649. .99** at more than 2,200 AT&T company owned stores and online at Samsung Galaxy Tab (www.att.com/galaxytab). AT&T will offer two pay-as-you-go data plan options for the Galaxy Tab, a $14.99 pay-as-you-go plan for 30 days with up to 250 MB of usage and a $25 pay-as-you-go plan for 30 days with up to 2 GB of usage. If customers use all the data included in their plan before 30 days, they can purchase another pay-as-you go plan. For additional convenience, these plans can automatically renew every 30 days, when customers pay for these plans with a credit card or debit card.
AT&T data plan subscribers also get access to AT&T’s entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional charge. Subscribers can activate their service plan directly on the Galaxy Tab, without making a phone call or a visit to the store, whenever they need access to data within the allocated U.S. footprint.
The data plans do not require a long-term contract. Customers have the option to change plans or purchase more data without penalty as needed. As a courtesy reminder, AT&T will notify customers with a text and email when their 30-day plan is close to expiring or when they are close to depleting the amount of data available in the plan.
In addition to the domestic data plans, international passes are also available which provide data coverage in more than 100 countries, including Canada, Mexico, and countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Plans start at $24.99.
“Consumers are seeking cutting-edge mobile computing devices and we’re proud to give them another great choice in our product portfolio,” said David Haight, vice president of business development, AT&T Emerging Devices. “Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is a sharp device boasting a brilliant screen for watching videos, a powerful processor and a host of cutting edge features that everyone in the family will enjoy. Pairing it with the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network and most extensive Wi-Fi network gives AT&T Galaxy customers the best mobile broadband experience in the market.”
“We are excited to bring the Galaxy Tab to AT&T customers for the holiday season,” said Omar Khan, Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Mobile. “Its seven inch form factor, pocketable weight and robust feature set make it ideal for work and play. It’s the kind of device users will want to carry with them every day.”
Powered by the Android™ 2.2 platform, the Samsung Galaxy Tab touts a 7-inch enhanced TFT touch screen, 1Ghz Hummingbird application processor, support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, Media Hub - Samsung’s own content service that offers an extensive library of acclaimed films and TV programming – Samsung Social Hub, dual cameras, and many additional features.
For a limited time, AT&T customers will receive a $50 Media Hub Movie Rental credit with Galaxy Tab purchases.2
AT&T consumers will enjoy a rich web browsing experience with the mobile tablet, along with access to many forms of multimedia content on the 7-inch display, including movies, photos, ebooks and more – all on the go Also, users can communicate via e-mail or social networking with the optimized user interface.
In addition to the numerous Samsung Mobile features, the AT&T-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab also features AT&T Connection Manager, which automatically connects users to AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots to better manage data usage.
Additional information on AT&T data plans for the Galaxy Tab is available at www.att.com/galaxytab. For more information on AT&T, please visit the AT&T website.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Price established by AT&T for AT&T-owned retail locations.
1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q2 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.
2 Galaxy Tab customers are required to register their device at www.samsung.com/register to receive their $50 Media Hub Movie Rental credit. For additional information and terms and conditions, please visit www.samsung.com/atttabpromo.com.
Mobile broadband coverage not available in all areas.
Restrictions apply. Time begins expiring immediately upon activation whether you are using the service or not. Once you consume your allotted data or your time expires, whichever occurs first, your data access will cease. You forfeit any data you do not use within the plan’s time period. Actual speed and coverage may vary. Coverage not available in all areas.Wi-Fi: largest claim based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access to AT&T Hot Spots requires active subscription to AT&T DataConnect Pass Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations. Plans should be purchased before traveling outside the U.S., Puerto Rico or the U.S.V.I. For available countries and carriers, see www.att.com/dataconnectglobal. Availability, quality of coverage while roaming are not guaranteed. Fees are non-refundable. For complete terms and conditions see DataConnect Pass/iPad™/Session-Based Wireless Data Services Agreement on att.com/wirelesslegal.
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