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Old 07-30-2011, 06:00 PM
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Default Hands-on with the Speedy Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G from Verizon

<p><em>"By now, you should be familiar with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. We've done countless hands-ons with the super-svelte Honeycomb slate, and even reviewed it... twice! Now it's back, again, and this time its packing an LTE radio tuned to the frequencies of a little company known as Verizon. Outside of a few tiny cosmetic changes -- the brushed, gray plastic back and the rumored Micro SIM slot up top, nothing else has changed."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1312044871.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>It appears, based on preliminary testing with this tablet, that Verizon's 4G is indeed super fast, with an average (repeatable) testing speed of 28+ Mbps downstream, and nearly 8Mbps upstream. Thunderbolt testing produced repeatable results of 44+ Mbps downstream, and 9+ Mbps upstream. Did I mention that this is fast?<img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1312045307.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>If a compelling reason is needed to jettison existing hardware, software and carrier-relationship, this may be one! Now if only those pesky usage caps would disappear, or become more realistic.</p>
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