Sprint Announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 With 4G LTE

Today Sprint has announced a new tablet for its lineup, running on its slowly growing 4G LTE network. It’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, a good tablet made even better with Sprint’s modifications. It’ll be sporting the 10.1″ 1280×800 display we’re all used to, along with a new 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 with a gigabyte of RAM. With that new processor, it should fly.

There will also be an IR blaster with an app to control any TV and set top box (and I can confirm it works well). It’ll have dual cameras (3MP rear, VGA front), 8GB of memory with a microSD slot, a 7,000 mAh battery, and will be running Android 4.0 with Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay. Considering its original price was $400 and it’s aged quite a bit, hopefully it’ll be on the budget side.

But I have to bring up the golden standard in the Android world: “Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.” This is a sin! The whole industry needs to learn.

Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 10.1
Sleek 4G LTE tablet maximizes entertainment and productivity

Productivity
· Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
· 1.5GHz dual-core processor (Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset)
· Personal and business email, as well as IM through Google Talk™
· Google Mobile™ wireless services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ for Android, Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™
· 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
· Face Unlock uses state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to allow the user switch on the phone and look at it to get past the lock screen – no passwords to remember, nothing to type or swipe
· AllShare® Group Cast lets the user share a presentation or photo album in real time with multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi® network
· Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Entertainment/Personalization
· Dual cameras: 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and video capture and a VGA front-facing camera
· Google Play™ with more than 600,000 apps, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies
· Samsung Media Hub, a full library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment
· IR Blaster emulating an infrared remote control
· Samsung’s exclusive AllShare service to wirelessly share stored music, pictures and user-generated content to other DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified® home
· AllShare Play allows users to wirelessly connect to their PC, tablet or television to immediately share files, stream music, user-generated videos, photos and other DRM-free content to AllShare-enabled devices using Wi-Fi
· 3.5mm stereo headset jack
· Bluetooth® 4.0

Specifications
· Dimensions: 10.1 inches x 6.9 inches x 0.38 inches
· Weight: 1.29 pounds
· Display: 10.1-inch WXGA PLS TFT 1280 x 800 display
· Battery: 7,000mAh Lithium-Ion battery
· Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and microSD™ card slot supporting up to 64GB memory card

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