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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hits FCC, launch seems imminent

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hits FCC, launch seems imminent
As of this past Wednesday, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was said to be coming "in a few days", and now we have evidence that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 may not be too far behind. News has come out today that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has passed through official FCC testing, which means its release could be right around the corner. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hits FCC, launch seems imminent
Both the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 will be fueled by NVIDIA Tegra 2 processors and Android Honeycomb 3.1, but the claim to fame for the 8.9 Tab is that it is the world's thinnest tablet and one of the lightest at just 470g. It clocks in at a svelte 8.6mm, which makes the iPad 2 look like it still has its baby fat (at 8.8mm). 

It has been rumored that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 would have a June release date, so this FCC news looks like a confirmation of that release window. Although, as of right now, this release only applies to the WiFi-only version of the Tab, not any 3G/4G variants. The WiFi Glaxy Tab 8.9 is expected to retail for $469.

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posted on 27 May 2011, 23:22 1

2. ysucit (unregistered)


Again.

1. Can this make 3G voice calls?
2. Does this have a MicroSD/SD expansion slot?
3. Will this have the standard USB 2.0 port with HML support?

Thanks.

posted on 28 May 2011, 03:03 3

7. Owlet (Posts: 447; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


It says in the article that "this release only applies to the WiFi-only version of the Tab, not any 3G/4G variants". Now, can this make 3g voice calls? I wonder how we can find out.....

posted on 28 May 2011, 02:48

3. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


I'll wait for the 9.9 one :)

posted on 28 May 2011, 06:54 1

10. cheetah2k (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


When the 3G versiion comes out, bye bye BB Playbook!

posted on 28 May 2011, 17:49

16. LionStone (Posts: 468; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Hah..."baby fat"... Nice...

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