The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been confirmed for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon in the US. With the announcement of carriers also comes word that the device will come in a 3G and Wi-Fi variant, or a Wi-Fi only variant. Even more surprising is that Samsung confirmed that all US models of the Galaxy Tab will not support making calls, along with some bad news for Sprint customers.
There will be no 4G version of the Galaxy Tab, possibly due to Samsung wanting to get the Galaxy Tab out onto every major carrier as soon as possible, with Samsung mentioning a likely launch in time for the holiday season.
The Wi-Fi variant of the device is being worked on at this point, and no mention was made of a likely release date. As for the lack of telephony, AndroidGuys notes that it "definitely removes some of the value for me" and makes signing a contract for the Galaxy Tab much harder.
There was lots of speculation regarding which carriers in the US would have the tablet, but we finally have official word, confirming the rumors of AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, as well as adding on T-Mobile (as I expected) and Rogers in Canada (but no pricing or availability revealed either.)
In terms of pricing and shipping dates, we are still in the dark, but AndroidandMe thinks that we should know more "in the coming weeks and months."
The video below highlights some of the features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the American market:
Image from Android Central
Source: Samsung USA