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First Sprint Spark Tablet to Launch Friday

by Jacob Kleinman | August 11, 2014August 11, 2014 4:00 pm PST

Sprint’s Spark network is almost a year old, but there still isn’t a single tablet with support for the faster LTE network. That changes this Friday thanks to Samsung, which is bringing its Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 to the network.

Spark essentially combines three different 4G LTE frequency bands to offer even faster network speeds. The service is set to cover 100 million Americans by the end of this year, but right now it’s only available in 27 cities including: Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Chicago; Dallas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Houston; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Newark, N.J.; Oakland, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Philadelphia; Provo, Utah; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; St. Louis; Tacoma, Wash.; Tampa, Fla.; Trenton, N.J; Waukegan, Ill.; Winston-Salem and Greensboro, N.C.; and West Palm Beach, Fla.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 offers a 7-inch 1280 x 800-pixel display, a quad-core processor clocked 1.2 GHz, a 4000mAh battery, a 3-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, 1.5GB of RAM and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage with microSD support up to 32GB. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s own software on top.

Starting this Friday you can grab the 7-inch Galaxy Tab for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $12.50; its suggested retail price off contract is $299.99.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...