Samsung’s tablet computer has gotten a next generation upgrade from Verizon. The new Galaxy Tab 10.1 is similar in most ways to its predecessor, which debuted earlier this year – Wi-Fi enabled, running Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system on an NVIDIA Tegra2 dual-core 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and an available 16GB or 32GB hard drive.

Also standard is the 10.1-inch HD touch screen display at WXGA 1280×800 resolution and Adobe Flash technology. Video chat is covered with the 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapizel front facing camera.

Where it differs from the previous Galaxy Tab is the 4G LTE built-in connection. The download speeds reach 5MB to 12MB and upload speeds range from 2MB to 5MB. The data package requires a two-year contract and it’s not optional; to get the 4G LTE enabled tablet, you also have to get the data plan. There are several monthly access allowance options – $30 for 2GB, $50 for 5GB, and $80 for 10GB. The tablet itself will be $529.99 for the 16GB version and $629.99 for the 32GB version.

For those who just want the new tablet, but not the 4G LTE radio and data plan, there will also be a 16GB Wi-Fi only version available for $499.

These will all be available today, July 28th at www.verizonwireless.com.