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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 Remove phone

Posted: 22 Mar 2011
Market Status: Released
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Remove phone

Posted: 06 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (3.0)Android (4.0) 
Dimensions9.09 x 6.21 x 0.34 inches (230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm)9.4 x 6.4 x 0.35 inches (240 x 164 x 8.8 mm) 
Weight15.98 oz (453 g)
the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
20 oz (567 g)
the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
 
Colors Black 
Display
Physical size8.9 inches8.9 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1920 x 1200 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

170 ppi254 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio63.07 %59.18 % 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels  
FlashLED  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)  
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.3 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 TI OMAP4470 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual-core, 1000 MHzDual-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesPowerVR SGX544 @ 384 MHz 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

 1 GB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB 
Battery
Capacity6000 mAh  
TypeNot user replaceable, Li - IonNot user replaceable 
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Multimedia
MirroringDLNA  
Music player   
Features Dolby Digital Plus 
Speakers Stereo speakers 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
Other featuresVoice recording  
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.0, EDRYes 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n, dual-band 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
HDMI Yes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

A-GPSWi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYes  
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced22 Mar 201106 Sep 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period 12 Months 
Accessories USB 2.0 cable, Quick Start Guide 
MSRP price $ 299 

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