Sprint to carry Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 starting Nov. 11

Grab one for $549.99

Sprint already announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 would join its lineup sometime this fall, but now the carrier has revealed just when customers can pick up the device.

Starting Nov. 11, Sprinters can purchase the Tab 2 10.1 for $549.99, excluding taxes and surcharges.

Calling the slate its "first 4G LTE tablet," the Ice Cream Sandwich Tab will be available online, in stores or by calling Sprint's 1-800 number.

Smartphone customers can add the tablet to existing accounts for a specially discounted rate plan that includes 1GB of data for $15/month or a payment as low as $10/month for 100MB of data.

As an added bonus, Sprint is also waiving the activation fee on all 3G and 4G LTE tablets for a limited time.

Decent deal?

Attention as of late has focused on new, premium tablets like Apple's iPad mini and iPad 4 and Google's Nexus 10, though others, like the Tab 2 10.1, aren't to be thrown in the garbage.

While we weren't wowed by the device, TechRadar granted it a 3.5-star rating thanks to its bright screen, solid movie support and microSD support.

It's a noticeable redesign from the immensely popular first-gen Tab 10.1, which isn't necessarily a good thing, but as a middle of the road tablet, the Tab 2 10.1 holds its own.

With average cameras, including a 3MP picture-taker on the back, and only 16GB of internal storage (though expandable to 64GB with the microSD slot), Sprint might want to think about further expanding its tablet portfolio.

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