Verizon adds the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) to its line-up

Verizon customers will soon be able to purchase a new compact tablet from their carrier - the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). The 7" tablet will be available at a price of $349.99, starting on August 17.

Of course, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) will feature LTE support, allowing you to take advantage of Big Red's sizable 4G network. You can do that by either subscribing to a new Share Everything plan (starting at $40 a month), or adding the device to your existing Share Everything plan for $10 a month.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) itself is a pretty decent piece of hardware. It's a thin and light 7" tablet that runs on Google's Android 4.0 ICS operating system. Sadly, we have no idea if it will receive an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Other than that, it sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 3.2MP camera, Bluetooth 4 and 8GB of internal storage, with the option to expand this with up to 64GB more using a microSD card.

Having 4G LTE connectivity to Verizon's speedy network is undoubtedly awesome, but when you compare the Tab 2 (7.0)'s $350 price tag to the $200 one of the Google Nexus 7, it somehow makes you rethink if you really need 4G.