Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 Preview
0. phoneArena 03 Jun 2011, 09:18 posted on
With a duo of two more or less identical tablets, but offering different screen sizes, Samsung hopes to effectively cover both those users who would appreciate a bigger screen, and those who would gladly stick with a more compact and lightweight gadget. This time however, thanks to Google's Android 3 Honeycomb on board, Samsung does seem to be much better positioned from the get go. With that said, let's have a preliminary look at what the more compact Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 has in store!...
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2. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
Hey can we make phone calls using this tab? just curious
8. protozeloz (Posts: 5393; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
it does not have a GSM/CDMA radio to make calls like a regular phone but you can use Skype and a network connection to make calls, I hope this helps
11. Vinicius (unregistered)
The 3G version is able to make phone calls! According to GSMArena.com
3. abit (unregistered)
Bah...so none of the new Galaxy Tabs are running the Exynos SoC. The Tegra 2 is abysmal for playback 1080p high-profile h264 videos.
13. blaze139 (unregistered)
Android 3.0 is optimized around tegra 2 chip. To my knowledge there are no tablets with any other chip but T2. Even HTC is using T2 in flyer where they usually use snapdragon processors. Its Just like how WP7 is optimizes around SD scorpion cores.
14. Enik (unregistered)
The flyer is on android 2.3.3 not 3.x and its powered by a 1.5 gHz snapdragon!
4. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i like it, i like the Tablet, i even like TouchWiz UX. the only thing i don't like is the overhaul of that delicious stock Honeycomb Music Player, i was quite fond of that.
5. cheetah2k (Posts: 1326; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
I like the size, I just wish they had a colour scheme that matched in with my Galaxy S II phone..
6. mavricxx (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)
I like the size but No HDMI, No USB, and I'm not sure if it has SD card but no thank you...Transformer, Acer or Toshiba it is.
9. valynor (unregistered)
How about the amount of mechanical flex in the Samsung 8.9 and 10.1?
At the beginning of this video you can see that the 8.9 seems to have a LOT of flex:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
Could you comment on that, please?
10. Jc (unregistered)
Loving it!!! This is the tab to get for sure.
12. ultraman (unregistered)
I will wait for AMOLED tablets, with hopefully more mature OS and usb ports. I have Galaxy S2 and once you see its screen in action LCD seems like a bad dream.
15. Eric (unregistered)
What? No SD/MicroSD, HDMI and no USB. Man - Another stupid iPad. I'll stick to my G-Tablet for now.
16. Kiwiboy (unregistered)
Can someone who KNOWS please answer the following:
1. will this tab read data directly from an external HDD (self powered via USB)?
2. Can I connect a wireless mouse and keyboard.
3. Can I open MS Word docs and edit and save them?
4. Can I connect this to a TV and play whatever is on the tab screen on the TV?
If this tab will not do this, can you suggest something that does - but non the Asus with detachable keyboard as it will not display in portrait. Cheers