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Verizon to sell Samsung's iPad rival for $600

Verizon to sell Samsung's iPad rival for $600

The first big-name competitor to the iPad in the U.S. won’t be undercutting it in price.

Verizon Wireless says it will start selling Samsung Electronics Co.’s tablet computer, which is half the size of the iPad, for $600. That’s more than the basic version of Apple Inc.’s tablet.

Verizon on Wednesday said it will start selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab on Nov. 11. It has a 7-inch screen and runs Google Inc.’s Android software. Access to Verizon’s cellular data network will cost $20 per month for up to 1 gigabyte of traffic.

Verizon will start selling the iPad on Oct. 28, starting at $499. It can’t access Verizon’s network directly, but the carrier will sell an add-on gadget for about $130 that bridges the gap.

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