It’s confirmed. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will start arriving in Verizon stores this week. Verizon customers who preordered the tablet have received emails informing them that their tablets will start shipping out on July 26 and can be expected to reach their owners on July 28.

Several Verizon insiders have also confirmed, through indirect channels, that the Galaxy Tab 10.1’s official launch date is indeed on July 28.

Many people have been waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 not only because it is one of the faster and snappier tablets out there but also because it enjoys 4G LTE data speeds from Verizon’s network. Overall performance should be a breeze with this tablet, courtesy of its 1.0-GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and Android 3.1 Honeycomb.

Expected price for the 16-GB version is US$530 with a new 2-year contract with Verizon. A 32-gigabyte version is also available for US$630. Contract-free prices are US$630 and US$730 for the 16-GB and 32-GB models, respectively.

Said to be the “thinnest and lightest large-screen” tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available in two colors: white and black/metallic grey. The white version will be exclusively available via direct fill orders (through sales line orders or online orders).

Anyone replacing his/her Motorola XOOM with this lovely tablet?