T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Has $249 "Down Payment"

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It looks like T-Mobile is getting ready to offer up a new 4G version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0. Set for release on Nov. 16th, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is the follow-up to Samsung's original Galaxy Tab 7.0 released this time last year.

The Plus designation, as you imagined, means that the new Galaxy Tab 7.0 will come equipped with a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, a big improvement over the original Galaxy Tab 7.0's 1-GHz single-core processor. That's good, but not quite as powerful as the Galaxy tab 7.7's 1.4-GHz dual-core processor.

Beyond its new brain, the 7.0 Plus features 16GB of internal storage, up from the Galaxy Tab's 2GB, and can take up to a 32GB microSD card. Other features include 3-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras. The 7.0 Plus's 4G is provided by T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, meaning you'll get some nice speeds, but not the best.

One of the 7.0 Plus's more interesting features is its ability to be used as a universal remote to control your home theater system. An IR blaster and software provided by Peel help the tablet control TVs, cable boxes, and receivers. So you can sit back with your tablet and surf the web, as well as your 1,500 cable channels all from one device, and still not find anything good to watch.

Pricing for the 7.0 Plus starts at $249 with an included two-year T-Mobile contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. If that deal sounds too good to be true, that's because it is. In addition to the $249, you'll also have to make 20 additional interest-free payments of $10 a month to cover the full cost of the tablet. That's a grand total of $449, not including the two-year data plan. The T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus hits store shelves Nov. 16.

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Daniel P. Howley
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A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining Laptopmag.com. He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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