Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Price, Release Date and Hands-on (Video)
Samsung has really made a strike on other Tablets out there with its new Tablets at CTIA, Main attraction of this tablet is that these are thinnest tablets ever made in the Market so far. recently released iPad 2 claimed to be the thinnest tablet but Samsung has brought its new 8.9, and redesigned 10.1 inch tablets for the place of thinnest tablets available out there.
Samsungs new 8.1 inch tablet was first teased on an Image, since then it was almost sure about its measurement and thickness. Samsung is trying to keep its Market share in the tablet Market releasing 7, 8.9, 10.1 inch tablets with advanced features including its new TouchWiz 4.0 interface over the Honeycomb. Samsung has also managed to keep relatively cheap rate for its Tablets.
The 8.9 inch Tablet powered with 1GHz dual-core processors surely will be impressive with its thickness of 8.6mm and weight 470 g, whereas iPad 2 is 8.8 mm thickness, however, there isn’t the presence of premium in its feel. Still, it’s appreciable since it’s fairly easy to carry around and comfortably held in the hand.
There is a dedicated power botton, volume rocker and 3.5mm headset jack all lining on the top side of the tablet, while the power port is located on the other side. The 8.9 inch tab has front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video calling and a rear has got a 3MP auto-focus camera with LED Flash. For a Tablet 3 MP camera is sufficient since we may not use this camera for a long time video shooting as we so it on a Smartphone.
Galaxy Tab has 8.9″ WXGA capacitive touch-scree that provides sufficient clarity even while reading small text on the screen. Other cool feature this tablet has is the TouchWiz 4.0 that enables you to customize Honeycomb OS Interface but it’s still on production so it’s not possible to make conclusion on this new interface but expects more improvements to it. On Honeycomb on new tablet is decent though there was no t silky smooth movement with its operation but of course the tablet is still pre-production so we can expect more improvements on the device. There is a Mini Apps Tray that’s particularly helpful for quickly launching apps, this Apps Tray hides on the bottom of the screen
There is a Social Network Hub which fittingly aggregates content from your various accounts. Quickly looking it over, TouchWiz 4.0 is everything we’d expect it to be, but it doesn’t seem to offer much more in terms of functionality over the core Android 3.0 experience.
For connectivity the device feature quadband UMTS/HSPA+ (950/900/1900/2100), WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 and the usual bevy of gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, ambient light sensor and GPS.
That’s all about new Galaxy tab 8.9 thinnest tablet, According to Samsung, The WiFi 10.1 will be released on June 8th — the 16GB version will cost you $499 and the 32GB $599. The 8.9 is $469 and $569 for 16GB and 32GB, respectively.
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