US Cellular’s first LTE device launches today, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE for $399

Cory Gunther - Mar 22, 2012
US Cellular’s first LTE device launches today, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE for $399

Back in February US Cellular detailed the plan for their 4G LTE rollout and announced the first two devices to receive such honor. Those being the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE, and the Galaxy S Aviator (DROID Charge). Starting today the tablet is finally available in stores and online. Head below for more details and to get yours today.

Being the first 4G LTE capable device to land on the regional carrier this is good news for US Cellular owners. The bad news you ask? They appear to be charging entirely too much for the year old tablet. For a limited time, and for those already in a 4G LTE market you can get the Tab 10.1 LTE right now for $399 after a $100 mail in rebate. After this limited period it will actually be $499 after the same rebate — costing users $600 out of pocket.

No, that isn’t the full price either, that is on-contract after users sign a 2-year agreement. At least you’ll have those blazing fast LTE speeds though right. It isn’t all bad news, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still one of the best tablets available from Android, with the exception of the Transformer Prime. It comes with a 10.1″ 1280 x 800 resolution display, a dual-core 1.0 GHz Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and rocks Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Samsung has promised an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming soon too.

For those interested head to for more details and to see if you’re in a 4G LTE network. They have multiple cities covered in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin and Main.

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