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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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