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.

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Lynn La is a CNET editor who reviews and reports on all things mobile. She also writes about visual arts/design and the ways it intersects with tech. Before CNET, Lynn has also written for The Global Post, The Sacramento Bee, and Macworld.

 

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