Even though Samsung is having trouble in other parts of the world like Australia, Germany and now possibly Japan, it’s full speed ahead with our brothers to the north. Today five Canadian wireless carriers began selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Rogers, Telus, Bell, Virgin Mobile and Sasktel all started carrying the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in a 4G model. However our friends at Unwired are quick to point out that it’s not the 4G/LTE version that Verizon Wireless is carrying here in the states, but an HSPA+ model touting speeds up to 21 mbps.
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Rogers is reportedly selling Samsung’s 10″ tablet for $349.99 on a new three year agreement. Bell on the other hand has it subsidized for $449.95 and that’s again on a new three year agreement. Telus is selling it off contract for $649.99. Telus is selling the same HSPA+ “4G” version as the other carriers. Telus also allows you to combine your tablet with your smartphone on a “shared” data plan.
“As a leader in the Android-powered tablet market, Samsung is committed to providing a variety of feature-rich, always-on devices,” said Paul Brannen, vice president of Samsung Mobile Canada. “The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a valuable addition to our expanding portfolio of smart portable devices. Sporting a large 10.1 screen and dual surround-sound speakers, it enables users to enjoy multimedia to the maximum extent without having to compromise mobility.”
Although the official press release cited Sasktel as well, the Sasktel website still lists the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as “coming soon so we’re not sure what the pricing will be, on or off contract.