Nov 08 AT 12:35 AM Taylor Wimberly 7 Comments

T-Mobile announces Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus release date and availability

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T-Mobile tonight announced the release date and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Starting November 16th customers can purchase the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus for $249 down payment at T-Mobile. That deal requires a “$50 mail-in rebate, T-Mobile Value Mobile Broadband plan, two-year service agreement, and 20 interest-free monthly payments of $10 on approved credit.”

When it comes to monthly service fees, overage-free Mobile Broadband Value plans start at $29.99 per month, and T-Mobile postpaid voice customers enjoy $10 off their monthly mobile broadband service.

We previously saw the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus announced in September and the WiFi-only version recently went on pre-order at $399 for the 16 GB model and $499 for the 32 GB model.

Highlights of the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus include:

  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos 4210 processor
  • 7-inch LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution
  • 2 MP front-facing camera, 3 MP rear-facing camera with 720p video record
  • 16 GB of internal memory, micro SD card slot that supports up to 32 GB of expandable memory
  • Quad-band 3G GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 4G HSPA+ 21Mbps

Thanks to the 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos 4210 processor, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus should be the fastest 7-inch Android tablet for the next several months. Faster CPU speeds should boost performance by 20% and the ARM Mali-400 GPU has the fastest graphics we have seen yet.

Other Android tablets with 7-inch displays and dual-core processors are now selling for $199-249, so it might be hard for some to justify Samsung’s hire asking prices. However, Samsung’s tablet will ship with all of Google’s mobile apps and services wile the other devices like the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire will feature modified versions of Android and curated app stores.

With cheaper options available and ultra-performance Android 4.0 tablets around the corner, will anyone be purchasing the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus?

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