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Samsung Shows Off 7.7-Inch LTE Tablet and More of That “Phablet”

Earlier today, at AT&T’s developers conference, we learned of Samsung’s Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD smartphone, which adds a 4.6-inch AMOLED screen to the current model, as well as the widely leaked Galaxy Note, a 5-inch “phablet” that AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski recently wrote about.

At the Samsung press conference, the electronics giant showed off the S pen stylus that works with the Galaxy Note. Look, kids! It works just like pen and paper, Samsung says.

AT&T also announced earlier today the Samsung Exhilarate, a $50 eco-friendly LTE phone.

But let’s get to tablets: Samsung is now bringing the Galaxy 7.7-inch tab to Verizon Wireless. Samsung’s 7.7-inch tablet had already been announced for T-Mobile, but now it’s gone all LTE on Verizon’s network.

It’s got a 1280×800 AMOLED display, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 16 gigabytes of onboard memory and both rear- and front-facing cameras, as well as HD video-capturing capabilities. It runs Android’s 3.2 Honeycomb operating system and has an HTML5 Web browser.

The company did not offer any more information on when the 7.7-inch tab would be available through Verizon (or how much it would cost), except to say that it would be “in the coming weeks.”

It’s worth noting that Samsung’s first tablet was a 7-inch device, followed by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 inch tablet.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik