Major carrier AT&T and Samsung have just announced the upcoming availability of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and ATIV smart PC. Both tablets will be available via AT&T’s retail stores across the country, as well as online.
Customers who wish to purchase the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Android tablet will have to come up with 500 USD (390 EUR) upfront, whereas Windows Phone fans will be able to grab the ATIV smart PC for no less than 800 USD (625 EUR) outright. According to AT&T, both tablets will be up for sale starting November 9.
Moreover, the carrier confirmed that both tablets would be part of a limited time deal that should give customers up to 100 USD (80 EUR) off the purchase of any connected Samsung device of lesser or equal value, when they purchase any Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Obviously, the deal is only available with a new two-year agreement, including qualifying voice and data plans.
It is also worth mentioning that Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will also be available at T-Mobile USA and Sprint. The former is said to release the slate “in the coming weeks,” while the latter has just confirmed it will launch the tablet on November 11.
That makes AT&T one of the first US-based carrier to offer the 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet.
Although Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform out of the box, the South Korean company already confirmed the tablet would receive a Jelly Bean upgrade in the following weeks.
The slate comes with a dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor clocked at 1GHz, a PowerVR SGX540 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
The tablet’s 10.1-inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen display supports 800 x 1280 pixels resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass coating for extra protection.