Samsung Galaxy Tab hits Verizon Nov 11 for $599.99

Verizon has announced pricing and availability for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and anybody hoping for a sub-$200 contract bargain will be sorely disappointed.  Instead, Verizon will offer the 7-inch Android slate for $599.99 with no agreement when it arrives in stores on November 11 2010.  There'll also be an optional monthly access plan for data.

That plan will give users 1GB of mobile data over the Galaxy Tab's EVDO Rev.A connection every month, in return for $20.  It seems there's no minimum agreement involved, as with the iPad 3G plans on AT&T.

V CAST Music and V CAST Song ID, VZ Navigator, Slacker Radio, Kindle for Android, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand, and the exclusive golf game "Let's Golf" will all be available, and the Verizon Galaxy Tab will support SMS and MMS messaging.  Still, we've a feeling the carrier will see customers in short supply at that sort of price.

[via Android Community]

Press Release:

Verizon Wireless Puts Samsung Galaxy Tab™ In Stores In November

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will be available Nov. 11 for $599.99. Running on Android™ 2.2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch touch screen; robust HTML Web browsing experience with full support for Adobe® Flash® 10.1 for video and mobile gaming; and a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor.

"This is an incredible time in mobile technology, and as a company we're excited to add the Samsung Galaxy Tab to our portfolio," said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings together the reliability of Verizon Wireless' 3G network and the power of Android 2.2 to deliver on our promise of providing consumers and business customers with a host of options to help manage their lives."

Popular mobile applications, including V CAST Music and V CAST Song ID, VZ Navigator®, Slacker Radio, Kindle for Android, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® presented by V CAST Video, and the exclusive golf game, "Let's Golf," will be available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. In addition to text, picture and video messaging, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will also feature V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless' mobile storefront offering hundreds of applications for businesses and consumers at launch.

Verizon Wireless customers can add a monthly access plan beginning at $20 a month for 1 GB on their Samsung Galaxy Tab. For additional features and specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, visit

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