The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi only edition now on nationwide sale in the U.S. via Best Buy stores, and the folks in NYC have been able to get chance to buy this tablet a bit early. We already know that the Sammy’s new tablet is set to hit the Sprint in “mid-summer”, but we weren’t sure about the exact release date. Sprint has just announced that it will start selling the Honeycomb powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (still it is Wi-Fi only) starting June 24th for $499.99 through Sprint Stores, Web sales, Telesales and Sprint Business Sales. It looks like there would be a tablet war from June 24th through Sprint network as Sprint is also launching the Gingerbread powered HTC EVO View 4G on the same day with a price tag of $499.99 on a two-year contract. But HTC EVO View 4G is a WiMAX variant, where as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is just a Wi-Fi edition. Apparently, it’s the same model that you can pick up at Best Buy right now, carrying the same price tag of $499.99 for the 16GB version. Fortunately, there is a good news for Galaxy Tab fans. The Wi-Fi edition of Galaxy Tab 10.1 can be paired with the Sprint 4G network with their Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet PC will pack with a large 10.1-inch HD touchscreen (1,280×800) display, pre-installed with new Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS with Android Market providing access to more than 60,000 apps, running on a super fast Nvidia dual-core 1GHz chipset with 1GB RAM, sporting a rear-facing 3-megapixel photo snapper with video recording capabilities, flash and zoom, 720p video recording capability, an additional 2-megapixel camera on the front for video chatting, Full HTML Web browser, Adobe Flash Player (10.3), built-in GPS receiver, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, DLNA functionality, whole host Google Mobile services, including Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, or Google Maps, and much more features included.
Samsung will be bringing a number of new features in a “future software upgrade,” including the TouchWiz UX that was supposed to be included on the tablet, and Samsung’s Media Hub, Readers Hub & Social Hub.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is also hitting the AT&T network in the near future, according to its filling at FCC with AT&T’s 3G bands.
Source: [Press Release]