Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 arrives March 1 on Verizon

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available to customers this Thursday on the Verizon Network for about $500.

Tab 7.7 and Note
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (left) held alongside the Galaxy Note (right) Donald Bell/CNET

Back in January during CES (yeah, with all this Mobile World Congress stuff, it can be hard to remember), Samsung announced its tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7.

We liked the initial look and feel of the device, and if you're interested in purchasing one, it will be available this Thursday, March 1, on Verizon's 4G LTE network.

As CNET's Stephen Shankland reported, the Galaxy Tab's 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display uses "active matrix organic light-emitting diode technology." Combine that with a 1,280x800-pixel resolution, and it's easy to expect that graphics and videos will be bright, clear, and vibrant.

The Tab 7.7 will run Android 3.2 Honeycomb, and will support your standard Google apps like Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Search, Books, and Maps--along with access to the Android Market.

It will have a 1.4GHz dual-core processor inside, a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera (with flash) that can record in 720p, and a 2-megapixel camera in the front for video chatting.

The device is going for $499.99 with a two-year contract and will be available for online purchase. Owners will be required to subscribe to a LTE mobile broadband data plan that starts out at $30 a month for 2GB of data.

Featured Video
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus: Should you upgrade?

After living with both phones for a week, these are the features that impressed us the most.

by Scott Stein