The tablet will be released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onboard
US-based carrier Verizon Wireless and Samsung have teamed up once again to offer the former's customers the affordable Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet.Customers will be able to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 slate for only $349.99 USD (285 EUR), beginning August 17.
According to Verizon, new customers who subscribe to a Share Everything plan for data devices starting at $40 USD will receive 4 GB of sharable data, whereas existing customers who already have a Share Everything plan can add the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) to their account for $10 monthly access.
The tablet comes with full support for Verizon's 4G LTE network, and Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box.
Samsung has yet to come forward with an official statement regarding the upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade schedule, so we can't confirm yet that the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is eligible for this update.
Furthermore, the slate comes pre-loaded with useful apps and services such as Netflix and Samsung Media Hub, allowing users to watch movies and TV shows while on the move.
With the Amazon Kindle app, users will be able to read their favorite books wherever they are and whenever they wish. The Peel Smart Remote app turns the Tab 2 into the ultimate universal remote.
Last but not least, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is also a SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) device featuring on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync as well as Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions.
Hardware-wise, the tablet is equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
On the back, the slate packs a 3.2-megapixel photo snapper, while in the front there's a VGA secondary camera for video chat.