Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Inches Closer to Launch
At CTIA 2011, Samsung showed us not one but two different tablets. One of those tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was recently released to the market and a 4G LTE version for Verizon is currently up for pre-order. The other, the smaller Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, has been virtually silent since we went hands-on. Today though, it finally made an official appearance at the FCC which means that we’re getting closer to launch.
DroidMatters reports that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 showed up today at the FCC sporting AT&T’s 850/1900MHz GSM bands which means that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is going to be coming with 3G compatability to at least one carrier. It’s unclear if there will be any others or if Samsung will release a Wi-Fi version of the device.
Unfortunately, the filing reveals little else about the Galaxy Tab 8.9, a device that is thought to have a 8.9-inch (obviously) display with 1280×900 resolution, a 3-megapixel rear-camera, 2-megapixel front-camera, a bunch of storage options, and a Tegra 2 dual-core processor. It’ll also be powered by Android Honeycomb, version unknown.
However, now that it’s cleared the FCC, we should be seeing something official come in the not-s0-distant future.
07/02/2011 at 6:15 am
A Samsung representative at a Best Buy store today told me with utmost confidence that the 8.9 would be released “sometime in the next two weeks”.
07/03/2011 at 2:11 pm
any idea on price? i am hoping for just a wifi version.
07/03/2011 at 3:30 pm
waiting on these for the longest time 8.9″ 3G, what could I ask for!