Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hits FCC, launch seems imminent

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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GALAXY Tab 8.9
  • Display 8.9" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 6000 mAh

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5 Comments

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.

7. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 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.....

3. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

I'll wait for the 9.9 one :)

10. cheetah2k

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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

16. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

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

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