Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE launches March 1

Verizon has confirmed pricing and availability for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE, which will hit the carrier's 4G network on March 1. Fronted by a 7.7-inch 1280 x 800 Super AMOLED HD touchscreen, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 uses Verizon's LTE network for high-speed mobile connectivity, and can share that pipe with up to ten WiFi clients in hotspot mode. It will be priced at $499.99 with a new, two-year agreement.

Your money gets you a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and a 3.2-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording; there's also 1080p HD video output via HDMI. A front-facing 2-megapixel camer and 16GB of onboard storage – together with a microSD card slot – round out the key specs.

Software-wise, there are some Samsung modifications to Android, and the Peel Smart Remote app is preloaded to turn the Galaxy Tab 7.7 into a universal remote-control. You obviously get Android Market access and the usual Google suite of apps like Gmail and Google Voice.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 hands-on:

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As for subscription fees, buyers will need to sign up to a 4G LTE plan that kicks off at $30 per month for 2GB of data. More information at Verizon.