Verizon, America's largest carrier, has announced plans to sell the Samsung Galaxy Tab for $600 starting on November 11. Since the device is being sold at full price, a data plan (which starts at $20 per month for 1GB) is completely optional.
Running on Android 2.2, the Galaxy Tab features a TFT-LCD capacitive touch screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor, 512MB RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G, and dual cameras for capturing still images, videos, or making video calls. It also has a robust HTML Web browsing experience with Adobe Flash 10.1, as well as support for a number of different formats, including DivX, Xvid, WMV, and MPEG-4.
The device will come loaded with a few apps: V CAST Music, V CAST Song ID, VZ Navigator, Slacker Radio, Kindle for Android, Blockbuster On Demand presented by V CAST Video, and Let's Golf. As you would have guessed, it will also feature V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless' mobile storefront.
"This is an incredible time in mobile technology, and as a company we're excited to add the Samsung Galaxy Tab to our portfolio," Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless, said in a statement. "The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings together the reliability of Verizon Wireless' 3G network and the power of Android 2.2 to deliver on our promise of providing consumers and business customers with a host of options to help manage their lives."