T-Mobile agreed to sell Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Nov. 16 for $249.99 after a $50 rebate and a two year contract. The catch? Consumers must also pay T-Mobile $10 a month for 20 months.
T-Mobile said it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy
Tab 7.0 Plus tablet Nov. 16 for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year
mobile data contract.
The carrier is calling the Plus at that price a
"down payment" because consumers who buy the tablet must also agree
to pay 20 interest free monthly payments of $10, putting the total cost of hardware
ownership at $449. The company's mobile broadband plans start at $29.99 per month
refinement over the bulkier original Galaxy Tab 7.0 from last year, the
7.0 Plus has a 7-inch,WSVGA (1024x600) PLS LCD display powered by a
. The slate, which weighs only 12.2 ounces, is .39 inches thin and
runs Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system.
Android 3.2 includes the Google Movies application. Users
may also access apps built for smartphones on this 7.0 Plus, thanks to the
The 7.0 Plus also features Samsung's TouchWiz user
interface, which allows seven applications to be easily managed from a bottom
tray on the main screen. Users can also customize their home screens using
Samsung's Live Panel.
T-Mobile is launching the device pre-installed with Samsung's
Media Hub to allow customers to rent or purchase movies and purchase TV
programs and share that content on up to five compatible devices on the same
The Plus also comes with WildTangent to enable customers
to play free games, or rent or purchase additional titles.
The Zinio Reader app
offers consumers access to more than 5,000 color magazines, tailored for easy
reading on the tablet form factor, and the Blio e-reader app displays books. The
tablet has 16GB of internal memory and a microSD card that supports up to 32GB
of additional memory for storage.
The Plus has a 3 megapixel camera in the rear for
modest-photo taking, as well as video capture in 720p HD and Playback in 1080p
HD, along with a 2 megapixel front shutter for video chat.
T-Mobile is pitching the Plus as its most portable media
consumption device to date, along with the launch of its new T-Mobile
Springboard tablet for a $179.99 "down payment" with a $50 rebate and
two-year data deal, plus 20 monthly $10 payments.
The company also offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the
8.9-inch T-Mobile G-Slate with Google, which means the company's tablets run
the range of tablet sizes from 7 to 10 inches.