Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) announced that its first 4G LTE-enabled notebook and the LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will go on sale via its website today.
The HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr Entertainment PC, which was previously announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show, will become available online for $600, and customers will have the option to pick a monthly broadband data plan for either $50 for a 5GB monthly allowance or $80 for 10GB of data a month.
The notebook is less than 1.2-inches thick and comes with CoolSense Technology--which combines advanced hardware and intelligent cooling software so that the notebook runs cooler. Other features include: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, an 11.6-inch high-definition HP BrightView LED display, the 1.60 GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350, a 320GB hard drive with HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection, 2GB DDR3 RAM memory, a VGA webcam with integrated digital microphone and a multi-format digital media card reader for SD cards and multimedia cards.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is also being sold by Verizon as a Wi-Fi-only option, comes with a lower pricing data plan option than the notebook plan, $30 a month for up to 2GB of usage. Tablet users can also opt for the $50 or $80 per month options. The 16GB model costs $529.99 and the 32GB model is $629.99, both on two-year contracts.
In addition, Verizon confirmed that Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) Xoom users will be able to upgrade their tablets to LTE for free sometime in September, a delay of several months from Motorola's initial promises. Verizon did not give a specific date for when the Xoom upgrades will occur, but reiterated what it has said in the past about the LTE upgrade. Customers will have to ship the device to Motorola to receive the upgrade and will get their tablets back in around six business days. While Verizon has said that no data will be deleted, the carrier urged Xoom users to back up their data before sending the tablet to Motorola.
The new products and updates coincide with Verizon's move to turn on 28 additional LTE markets this week, bringing its total LTE footprint to 102 cities. Subscribers now have 10 LTE devices to choose from, including three smartphones, a tablet, two hotspot devices and three USB modems along with the HP notebook now available.
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