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Upgraded 4G Galaxy Tab Coming to Verizon

Following the announcement that a Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab would be available to purchase soon in North America, Verizon followed-up with news of a 4G LTE model arriving on its new 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.

"The 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab takes full advantage of Android 2.2 to deliver a blazingly fast experience for customers," said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "The 4G LTE-Samsung Galaxy Tab pairs Samsung's advanced technology with the power of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE, so that customers can leap into the future of the mobile multimedia experience."

Unlike the upcoming Wi-Fi model, this new 4G-capable version brings a couple of new features to the table including an improved rear-facing camera-- bumped up from 3MP to 5MP-- and a 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird CPU cranked up to 1.2 GHz (probably to handle the 4G LTG connection).

Otherwise, the Android-powered tablet still seems offer the same feature set found on current models: a 7-inch TFT display with 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution, 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD expansion slot supporting up to 32 GB and a front-facing 1.3MP camera for video chatting.

Verizon said that the new revamped 4G version will come packed with Samsung's Media Hub content service available on the 4G LTE network, offering premium movies and TV episodes for purchase or rental. It will come preloaded with popular LTE-specific applications as well.

Pricing and availability was not provided.