For those that are blanketed in U.S. Cellular’s next-generation 4G LTE network, today is an excellent day. That’s because the carrier has launched its first 4G LTE enabled device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is now available through the carrier’s online store as well as at all U.S. Cellular retail locations.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has is going to be available for $499.99 after a mail-in rebate of $100 and for a limited time, customers in upcoming U.S. Cellular 4G LTE markets – and there are plenty slated for 2012 – will be able to purchase the device for $399.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.
Both prices require a data plan and in most cases, the signing of a new two-year contract.
U.S. Cellular’s network is not as vast as the likes of AT&T’s and Verizon’s, so customers will want to take a look and see where it’s available before plopping down the cold hard cash for the device.
In places where 4G LTE isn’t available, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will run on the carrier’s 3G network.
4G LTE offers speeds that can reach up to ten times faster than those found on the carrier’s regular old 3G.
Just to refresh as this is the same device that’s currently on Verizon, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with:
- 10.1-inch WXGA PLS TFT 1280×800 HD display
- Slim and lightweight at 1 pound, 3.9 ounces and .34-inch depth
- Battery life up to 12 hours of usage, with standby time of up to 400 hours
- 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 processor
- Powered by Android™ Honeycomb
- Front and rear camera: 3.2 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording, 2 megapixel front camera
- 32 GB memory
You can find it through U.S. Cellular’s online store.