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EE 4G To Offer Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 And Google Nexus 7

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EE adds Android tablets to 4G product range in time for Christmas

EE 4G has expanded its device range by introducing its first Android tablet deals to consumers and businesses.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and the Google Nexus 7 are available from today, although to use the latter, you must also be prepared to use a separate Huawei E589 Mobile Wi-Fi router as the Asus-manufactured tablet is not compatible without it.

The Google Nexus 7 costs £29.99 when taken out with a £35.99 a month 8GB data plan, rising to £49.99 with a £25.99 3GB data bundle. The Huawei device is supplied with all bundles and creates a personal 4G hotspot for the users. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE is more expensive, starting at £99, rising to £249.99 with the cheapest data bundle.

EE 4G Android tablets

EE 4G, the UK’s only current LTE operator, announced its plans for the iPad Mini last week, with prices starting at £49 for the tablet with a £35.99 a month contract.

“We’re pleased to be announcing our first Android tablets on the EE brand just in time for Christmas,” said Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, EE. “With these new devices, we’re extending the possibilities of what 4G has to offer to an even wider range of users, so they can work or play with greater freedom than ever before.”

EE 4G is currently available in 18 cities – London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Southampton, Glasgow, Derby, Nottingham and Newcastle, with Belfast, Hull, Maidenhead and Slough due to be added before the end of 2012.

The next 17 towns to receive 4G connectivity were announced by EE yesterday, while the operator also promised to improve network density in existing locations. EE 4G is the UK’s only current LTE network as it was given permission by Ofcom to use its existing spectrum. Rival operators should launch competing services next year, following the conclusion of the 4G spectrum auction, which started earlier this week.

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