Sprint to sell its first LTE tablet

The carrier will offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 starting November 11 for $549.99.

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If you're a Sprint customer but aren't interested in a new iPad Mini, perhaps the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is more your speed. The carrier just confirmed that it will sell the larger Android slate, its first to offer 4G LTE data, starting on November 11 for $549.99.

Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Sprint's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has a large 10.1-inch IPS LCD display (1,280x800 pixels) and 8GB of internal storage. Judging from the press release, though, Sprint is most excited about the tablet's 4G LTE data connection, as it's the company's first slate to have one.

Other specifications of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 include a 3-megapixel rear camera, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. There's an IR blaster, too, so you can command home theater equipment as you would with a universal remote. Enjoying LTE data on the Tab 10.1 won't be cheap, however; monthly plans run from $14.99 (300MB) all the way up to $79.99 (12GB). Keep in mind that's on top of your phone bill.