IDG News Service - AT&T will start offering the first Windows RT tablet with LTE capabilities on Friday with prices beginning at US$499, the U.S. wireless carrier said on Tuesday.
AT&T will offer Asus' VivoTab RT tablet, which has a 10.1-inch screen and shows images at a 1280-by-800 pixel resolution. The price tag includes an accessory dock with a built-in keyboard and battery, which could extend the battery life of the tablet to 15 hours, Asus said.
The $499 price takes into account AT&T's current promotions, which includes $100 off any tablet and $100 off after purchasing a Windows phone with a two-year commitment. The Asus VivoTab RT will be priced at $599.99 without the purchase of a Windows phone.
The VivoTab RT tablet was originally called Tablet 600 and was the first to be shown with Windows RT. Other RT tablets include Dell's XPS 10 and Microsoft's Surface, which are not yet available with 3G or LTE mobile broadband capabilities.