Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy 10.1 UK's first 4G tablets

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and Google Nexus 7 are the first tablets to fizz up EE, the UK's first 4G network.

Like a suffering office worker the morning after a Christmas party forlornly mixing an Alka-Seltzer, EE has dropped two tablets. With a plink and another plink, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and Google Nexus 7 are the first tablets to fizz up the UK's first 4G network.

The Nexus 7 isn't actually a 4G device, but comes with a Wi-Fi dongle to keep you connected while you're out and about.

The 7-inch Nexus 7 and the LTE version of the 10-inch Note 10.1 come with 3GB, 5GB or 8GB of data per month on a two-year contract.

If you sign up for The Nexus 7 with 3GB of data each month, it costs £50 up front with a monthly bill of £26. With 5GB of data, it costs £30 and £31 per month. For 8GB of data the up-front cost is also £30, but the monthly bill is £36. All the deals include a Huawei E589 Mobile Wi-Fi dongle to connect to the 4G network.

On the 3GB deal, the Note 10.1 costs £250, and then £26 per month for the next two years. On the 5Gb deal, it costs £200 and £31 each month. Opt for 8GB and you'll pay £100 up front, and £36 each month.

EE is the UK's first 4G network, formed from the merger of Orange and T-Mobile. It's available in selected cities at the moment, and offers phones such as the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE and HTC One XL.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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