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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Officially Announced For Verizon Wireless

Touted as the world’s thinnest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 has officially been announced for Verizon Wireless and will be available at store near you, starting March 1st. The Galaxy Tab 7.8 features, you guessed it, a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 1280×800 resolution, 1.4GHz (unspecified) dual-core processor 3.2MP camera with LED flash, 2MP front facing camera, 16GB’s of internal storage with support for up to a 32GB micro SD card, Android 3.2 Honeycomb and running on Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE network.

The 7.7 will be run you $500 with a 2-year agreement ($700 without) and mandatory $30 4G mobile broadband package for 2GB of data. You can check out the full press release below.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com starting March 1.  Movies, pictures and games come to life in high-definition with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7’s Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display.  Customers can quickly access the Web, stream music and more at blazingly fast speeds using the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network combined with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and HTML 5 Web browser.

The Tab 7.7 is a multimedia expert allowing customers to use their tablet as the center of their home entertainment system.  The Peel Smart Remote feature eliminates the need for multiple remote controls for televisions, audio players and other home entertainment systems.  Customers can make their Tab 7.7 the master controller to find and watch their favorite TV shows, create a favorites list, set program reminders and more.  Customers also have the ability to stream media to their compatible TV using the multimedia dock with a built-in HDMI port or the HDTV Adapter (sold separately).  The Samsung Media Hub offers a large selection of media to rent or purchase and watch while traveling or plug into a TV to share at a party.

Business solutions

            Business professionals can feel secure when working on their Tab 7.7 knowing that it is Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE).  The SAFE certification signifies that the Tab 7.7 is equipped with an exclusive suite of security features that deliver enterprise-friendly capabilities to help safeguard sensitive data and communications, including Mobile Device Management (MDM), on-device Encryption, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and push synchronization of corporate email, calendar and contacts.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 provides the ideal balance of portability and productivity so business professionals can get the job done.  Pair the Tab 7.7 with a keyboard dock and maximize productivity with the QuickOffice® Pro HD application.  Customers won’t even notice they left their laptops behind with the ability to create and edit Microsoft® Office documents.

Even traveling business teams can stay connected and productive in remote meeting locations, such as airports, with the 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capability.  The Tab 7.7 lets customers share their 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously, enabling leaders to become the team’s Wi-Fi hotspot to rapidly download large presentations and blueprints to review before boarding a flight.

Pricing and availability:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available March 1 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online atwww.verizonwireless.com for $499.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
  • Customers that purchase a Tab 7.7 will need to subscribe to a 4G LTE mobile broadband data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.  Follow @VZWnews on Twitter for the latest news on Verizon Wireless.

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

    Holy overpricing, Batman. 

    • bolthouse

      its not overprcing.. it’s called super amoled and that alone is worth the price.  Seeing blacks as grey in an lcd is what drives me crazy. Now would I like a cheaper price? heck yeah.

  • Aeires

    If that’s $30 per month, after 2 years you’ll have paid over $1200.  No thanks, as much as I was waiting for this, I’ll wait a bit longer for the Asus MeMo tablet to replace my OG Tab.

    • hkklife

      The current Galaxy Tab Plus 16Gb wi-fi should be $249 or certainly no more than $299. Then there should be a 7.7″ Tab like this one but in wi-fi only flavor for $349-$399 tops. All of these hideously overpriced carrier-tied 3G and 4G tablets are just destined to fail!

  • Mike

    A dual-core honeycomb tablet for 700 off contract … Is it 2011 again?

    • bakdroid

      Quad core Tegra 3 does not support LTE.  You will not see any quad core LTE phones/tablets until Nvidia gets their act together with compatibility or someone else drops a quad core, which no one has even one on the table yet.

      • Marsg

        Hauwei has a quad core phone, I think its LTE, I also believe they have a tablet also

  • wtpanos

    With a contract this should be 300. Amazon realized at 500 a tablet won’t sell. Samsung I love your products but you aren’t Apple, be the bigger company, charge less. An Android tablet isn’t worth 500 + a monthly contract. Once they realize that maybe I’ll get one, and if they don’t then I will just stick to my touchpad.

  • http://www.mark717.com Mark Seven

    Five Benjis for 7 inch tablet?  Sheesh!  And these data plans are ridiculous. 2GB is not enough for $30… shit, the 4GB special they had goin on ain’t enough for $30!  That’s what I have and I’m already almost at 1GB just 5 days into my billing cycle! If Sprint had better coverage I’d still be with them… 

  • Andrew Glancy
  • http://www.offshorecompanyexperts.com/en/index.html Jonathan Nichol

    Great post, I enjoyed  reading it!  Keep posting good stuff like this.

  • fixxmyhead

    can u say ripoff

  • Jody Schoolcraft

    I love my Galaxy Tab 7.7, it’s Super AMOLED + screen really IS that much better. I dropped $530 on Ebay for it and haven’t regretted it. I had a Transformer Prime with a reboot issue and got this instead. I can’t say enough about the screen, performance and battery life (10+ hours). It’s very simple to say “a 7in tablet should only be $250″ and leave it at that, but I would simply argue that this my wifi version has a PREMIUM build quality that is far superior than that of the Transformer Prime. The wifi strength(very good radio reception), GPS(works indoors pretty well), Bluetooth(works with wifi on) and the screen is simply incredible. Put this next to ANY other tablet and the other tablet will look just a bit blurry, not joking. It’s that good. 
    Grant it, prices will drop but I can’t sit back on this one without saying this is sort of the Cadillac of tablets. Premium build = premium price. The Transformer Prime was $499 and that’s pretty pricey as well and as stated above it’s core components don’t work nearly as well, nor does the screen look nearly as beautiful as the Galaxy 7.7.

    • shooter50

      Absolutely, you have to see the 7.7 and use it to understand how much better it is than all other android tablets

  • http://www.geekchoice.com/washington-dc Dagmar Schneitz

    I take there’s no way I can get that tablet without signing the contract and the two year commitment.