Samsung's top-end tablets tend to be much more expensive than their contemporaries, and even more so if you spring for a mobile radio. Today (and only today!) you can grab the original Galaxy Tab S 10.5, with a 16:10 Super AMOLED screen and a Verizon LTE radio, for just $359.99 on eBay. That's an incredible $500 and change off of the original retail price, and about $100 off of the going rate for the year-old tablet. This is a new item in the white-and-gold color, but hurry - according to the eBay listing, this deal will be gone in about 12 hours (approximately 12 PM Eastern US time on Monday).
Remember that Verizon's LTE radios are (naturally) designed to be used on the Verizon network, but they're also compatible with standard 3G on GSM frequencies as well. That means that you'll probably be able to use this tablet with AT&T, T-Mobile, and most international carriers, just not with LTE speeds. Here's the full band list:
- 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands LTE band 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800); LTE 850 / 2100
Other specs include a 2.2Ghz Samsung Krait processor, 16GB of storage plus a MicroSD card slot, and an 8MP rear camera. Since it's a Verizon model, you probably won't be able to unlock the bootloader.
Customers in the United States get free economy shipping, with sales tax only in New Hampshire. If you're an international reader, you might still be able to take advantage of the deal: the description says that shipping is available to all of North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Again, the listing will only be active for just over another 12 hours, so get an order in quickly if you want one.