US Cellular has officially announced the availability of the 4G LTE-equipped Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. We had known this release was coming, however as of today the tablet is available for purchase. US Cellular will have the Note 10.1 available online and at the retail stores. Those interested in making the purchase should expect to shell out $499.99.
In order to get that price you will need to grab the tablet along with a data plan of 2GB or more. The Galaxy Note 10.1 will arrive running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and with specs to include a 10.1-inch display, quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor and the S Pen. The tablet will also have 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.
In addition to the hardware, those grabbing the Note 10.1 will see Google Now and Google Voice Search as well as a pre-loaded copy of Adobe Photoshop Touch which includes 2GB of free storage in the Creative Cloud. The tablet also has Samsung's Smart Remote which is a universal remote control app that pairs with the integrated IR blaster. Basically, the Note 10.1 can be used in place of your television remote.
Finally, as the Galaxy Note 10.1 does bring 4G LTE connectivity, you may be interested in the current state of US Cellular coverage. According to details from the carrier, they now have 4G LTE coverage available for 61 percent of their user base. This includes coverage for select cities in Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
[via US Cellular]