Jan. 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM ET
In the coming weeks, Samsung will launch the 4G LTE-powered Galaxy Tab 7.7 on Verizon Wireless. With a super AMOLED 720p screen, 1.4GHz dual-core chip and super-thin body, it's an impressive piece of hardware.
With built-in infrared, it can be used as a universal remote, even if you don't have Samsung gear. And since it has DLNA capability, it can serve videos, music and pictures to DLNA-equipped TVs, set-top boxes and sound systems.
It's also geared towards business customers, with "enterprise friendly" security and encryption, and the ability to serve as a Wi-Fi hub for up to 10 devices when on the 4G network.
On the downside, it's launching with Android Honeycomb 3.2 as Google rolls out Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.0. And while Verizon hasn't announced pricing, it has to be very low to compete with the $200 contract-free Kindle Fire. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 may be a much better piece of hardware, but money talks.
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