Samsung Galaxy Tab lands at Verizon

Tablet device, available now at Verizon for $599.99, comes with the ability to access Verizon's 3G network. Plans start at $20 per month for 1GB of data.

The Galaxy Tab is now on-sale at Verizon.
The Galaxy Tab is now on-sale at Verizon. Samsung

Hot on the heels of T-Mobile's release , Verizon is now offering Samsung's Galaxy Tab to customers.

Verizon's offering is somewhat different from that of T-Mobile's. Verizon is selling the tablet device for $599.99, regardless of whether the customer opts for a two-year contract or a month-to-month arrangement. T-Mobile, on the other hand, is selling the Galaxy Tab for $599.99 with no contract or for $399.99 with a two-year commitment.

Verizon is offering more data plans than T-Mobile. The carrier said customers can choose a 1GB option for $20 per month, 3GB of data for $35 a month, 5GB for $50 per month, or a whopping 10GB for $80 each month. T-Mobile is selling a 5GB data plan for $39.99 a month and a 200MB option for $24.99 per month.

Other than that, Verizon's Galaxy Tab is, well, the Galaxy Tab . It comes with a 7-inch display, a front-facing camera for video chatting, and Google's Android 2.2. The device also includes Swype keyboard technology , enabling users to drag their finger around keys to type out a message.

With Verizon becoming the U.S. second carrier to deliver the Galaxy Tab, it's Sprint's turn next. The company is expected to start selling the device on November 14 for $399.99 with a two-year contract.

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