Verizon will release the new Samsung Galaxy 7.7 Android tablet to its Raleigh-area retail stores and online on March 1, 2012.
The 7.7″ tablet, using Verizon’s 4G LTE service, should provide speedy Web browsing, HD movie watching, music streaming, and game playing. The device runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb and offers front and rear facing cameras plus HD video capture. It has 16 GB of internal storage and accepts up to 32 GB in an optional microSD card.
In addition to standard Android tablet fare such as the Android Market, Gmail and other Google mobile apps, the Galaxy 7.7 has a slate of options for integrating with home entertainment systems. One example is the Peel Smart Remote feature for controling televisions, audio players and other entertainment devices. The tablet can also stream movies to a compatible TV through a separate HDMI multimedia dock or HDTV adapter.
Up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices (including smart phones, tablets, netbooks, or laptops) can share the tablet’s mobile broadband connection, too.
The Galaxy 7.7 will cost $499.99 with a two-year agreement, with monthly data plans starting at around $30 for 2 GB.