"The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 gets a cellular connection, higher price"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 gets a cellular connection, higher price
I'm Eric Franklin.
And today, I'll take a first look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, cellular edition.
The Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was released in 2012, and now, it's available under three cellular carriers: Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile.
If you have no exposure to the tablet, let's quickly run through a few of its features.
First off, the cellular version-- in this case, the Sprint
version-- is identical in design to the Wi-Fi version.
I have not seen the AT&T or T-Mobile models, but from what I understand, they're identical as well.
That means you get a decently built, fairly light 10-inch tablet with microSD storage expansion, IR blaster, and decent front and back cameras.
It's not the fastest tablet in the world; gamers especially won't have anything to write home about.
But for typical tasks, it gets the job done.
However, while the Wi-Fi
version now ships with Jelly Bean, these cellular versions are still eating that melted, soggy Ice Cream Sandwich.
The 4G cellular version of the Tab 2 10.1 is available at AT&T and T-Mobile starting at $499, and at Sprint, starting at $549-- that is with a month to month plan.
Honestly, the Tab 2 10.1 fell dated when they debuted last year.
And I don't recommend buying into a 2-year contract
Beyond that, however, it's still a decent tablet for a less demanding user.
For more information, check out my full review at CNET.com.
Once again, I'm Eric Franklin, and this has been a first look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 cellular edition.
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