updated 10:25 am EST, Tue February 28, 2012
Verizon wins exclusive for 4G LTE tablet
Verizon has confirmed that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available exclusively through Verizon Wireless beginning March 1. The 4G LTE tablet features a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, and is capable of full 720p recording and playback. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 also supports 1080p playback through HDMI dock or adapter. It will ship with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb).
The mobile hotspot capability on the Galaxy Tab 7.7 lets customers share their 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously. In addition to native support for support for Google Mobile Services, the Tab 7.7 will also have Samsung Media Hub, which offers a large selection of media to rent or purchase.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 has a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chat. It has a total of 16GB on-board storage and support for up to 32GB microSD cards.
The tablet has several enterprise security features to help safeguard sensitive data and communications, such as on-device encryption, VPN support, and push synchronization of corporate email, calendar and contacts. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 also supports Samsung's Mobile Device Management.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available March 1 in Verizon Wireless stores and online for $500 with a new two-year customer agreement. A minimum $30/2GB data plan is required.