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Note: The Gtab 3 was incorrectly listed on AT&T's site at $299 on-contract until midday Friday. It's only $199, and $99 if you buy a Galaxy S4, S4 Active, or Note II at the same time.

AT&T is making the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 available on its LTE network. This is the almost same tablet you can get online without the LTE, but it costs a bit more here. What? LTE modems don't grow on trees.

2013-09-06 12_59_56-Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 - Midnight Black tablet from AT&T

The tablet's full price is $299, but you get a $100 break if you do the contract. Alternatively, AT&T Next offers the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for $15 per month. Just remember this tablet is under $200 in WiFi-only form. You're paying a premium for the integrated LTE.

The Tab 3 7.0 is the low-end tier of Samsung's new tablet line. It has a 1024x600 screen, 1GB of RAM, and a 1.6GHz dual-core ARM chip. This is one of the cheaper devices you'll find with built-in LTE on AT&T, though. Well, until that LTE Nexus 7 shows up.

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Beginning today, September 6, AT&T customers can purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3 (7.0) for $199.99 with a two-year agreement or customers can get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7.0) for $99.99 with a two-year agreement, if bundled Samsung Galaxy S® 4, Samsung Galaxy S® 4 Active™, or Samsung Galaxy Note® II. Details here.

Tab 3 Feature Highlights:

· 7” high definition screen, weighs only 11 ounces, 1.6 GHZ dual-core processor and Android’s Jelly Bean 4.2.2

· The Galaxy Tab 3 is built with the same IR blaster that’s in your standard TV remote, and with Samsung WatchON™

· Multi-User Accounts allows up to eight separate users per tablet, allowing each user to create their own settings, files, and apps.

· 16GB of internal memory, as well as a microSD slot for up to an additional 64 GB of storage

· The AT&T Locker app includes 5 GB of free storage to automatically upload and back up your photos and videos in AT&T’s cloud.** Available for a limited time, customers also receive 50GB of free storage with AT&T Locker (using the latest version of the app users can upgrade to the free 50GB by selecting the Account tab and My Plan)

[LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    What's the matter? No "why would I buy an LTE tablet when I can just tehter it to my phone" comments? This is Android geek town. I fully expected the hipsters to be out in full force, snubbing their noses at the usefulness of LTE tablets. ;)

  • http://Www.Swaggangmedia.com/ John BBRY Backword

    I just bought the none LTE version a few days ago, why's it only running 4.1.2

    • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

      That's what it launched with. Some variants have received updates to 4.2.2, but not all. It'll come. It doesn't really add much in the way of new features, though. In the end, 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 are all called Jelly Bean for a reason. There isn't a ton of differences between them. I think the only big feature Google added was maybe multi-user support on tablets in 4.2. Things like lock screen widgets and Bluetooth 4.0 support are pretty minor.

      If updates are a deal breaker, I say buy a Nexus and never buy anything else. Otherwise, just enjoy your device and don't worry about the version number in tablet settings. ;)