Jan 06 AT 6:09 PM Anthony Domanico 8 Comments

Samsung and Verizon announce Galaxy Tab refresh for 1st Half 2011

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One of the more low-key announcements that came out of the Verizon 4G LTE conference was that in the first half of 2011, Samsung and Verizon will be launching a new version of the Galaxy Tab.

The updated Galaxy Tab will feature 4G LTE connectivity, and a 1.2 GHz Hummingbird processor.

No word yet on what other spec upgrades the new Galaxy Tab might bring when it launches later this year. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

Meanwhile, check out the full press release below.

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Verizon Wireless and samsung mobile

Announce FIRST 4G lte-ENABLED samsung Galaxy Tab™

New 4G LTE-Enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ Features

Access to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Network

and 5-Megapixel Rear-Facing Camera

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that a 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™  will be available on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.

The 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab features a 7-inch enhanced TFT display with 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution, full support of Android™ 2.2 with access to Adobe® Flash® 10.1, 1.2GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird application processor and access to more than 100,000 applications available on Android Market.

Designed with a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera, the 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab is also outfitted with a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera and camcorder, enabling video chat capabilities.  The 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab includes access to Samsung’s Social Hub service, built around messaging, contacts and calendar sync, allowing users to send and receive information, whether it is e-mail, social network updates or text messages.  It also features Samsung’s Media Hub content service available on the 4G LTE network, which offers a robust collection of premium movies and TV episodes for purchase or rental from some of the biggest entertainment companies in the United States.  Additionally, the 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab will come preloaded with popular LTE-specific applications.

“The 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab takes full advantage of Android 2.2 to deliver a blazingly fast experience for customers,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “The 4G LTE-Samsung Galaxy Tab pairs Samsung’s advanced technology with the power of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE, so that customers can leap into the future of the mobile multimedia experience.”

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.

For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte and for more information about Verizon Wireless at CES, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/verizonwireless.

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About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

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