T-Mobile Announces The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus: $249 On-Contract, November 16

We knew it was coming. First J&R prematurely listed the tab for pre-order, and then Samsung came out with an official announcement, which leads us to today: T-Mobile has finally confirmed availability and pricing for the dual-core Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

In need of a refresher? No problem.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is one of T-Mobile’s many 4G-enabled tablets, meaning it runs on T-Mo’s HSPA+ network. The slate is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, and packs 16GB of internal memory (expandable with up to a 32GB memory card). The 7-inch WVGA display sports a 1024×600 resolution — not quite on par with the GalTab 7.7, but respectable nonetheless. You’ll find a 3-megapixel rear camera capable of video capture in 720p and 1080p playback, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter for video chat.

All in all, the .76lb tab is a pretty sweet little 7-incher. But the 7-inch category is lighting up, with offerings from Barnes & Noble and Amazon. The question is whether or not T-Mo’s HSPA+ network can pull people away from the lighter experiences being offered by these book sellers. Especially since these devices’ price tags are so similar.

If interested, you can pick up a Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus at T-Mobile for $249.99 with a two-year agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate. Slates hit shelves November 16.