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Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus to Star in T-Mobile's New Tablet Lineup

With the immense success of and continuing demand for Samsung Galaxy smartphones, wireless network T-Mobile is delving more into the Samsung brand and putting more focus on releasing the company's equally impressive tablet computers.

Samsung is teaming up with T-Mobile in order to introduce the Galaxy Tab Plus.

Its predecessors, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 have been sizable opponents for Apple's iPad, which has dominated the tablet industry thus far. While Galaxy Tabs have done well, no other tablet computer as reached the level of the iPad by way of sales and demand.

T-Mobile, which offers affordable options for many popular phones, is hoping that increased promotion of tablet computers will also be a lucrative venture.

T-Mobile was one of the first networks to sell devices that run on the Android OS and helped to bring the system to its current popularity.

The specs of the Galaxy Tab Plus include a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra Dual-Core processor, 1GB (RAM), 4G HSPA+ connectivity and TouchWiz UI. The Tab Plus runs on the Android Honeycomb OS.

There is currently no word on how much the tablet will cost at T-Mobile.

T-Mobile and other networks also carry the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 as a low cost option. At T-Mobile, the Tab 7.0 sells for $249.99.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 sell with various networks as Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and U.S. Cellular as well as T-Mobile for between $469 and $569 for the 16GB and 32GB respectively.

After recanting rumors that a T-Mobile executive had leaked that the network would not be releasing the iPhone 5 in 2011, T-Mobile divulged that it would be announcing its new product line up on September 26 at a New York City event called "Samsung Galaxy Portfolio."

"We look forward to sharing on Monday news about our latest and greatest product lineup," T-Mobile told InformationWeek.

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