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September 19, 2011

now arriving: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi

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Written by: mgardega

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi to go on sale this week.

In fact they have already arrived at most BestBuy locations.  Look for them to become available on either the 22nd or the 25th.  The price point for these is $30 dollars less than the 10.1 inch models, which may not be enough to promote heavy adoption. Still $469 will get you what is considered by many, including New Tablet Reviews the best Android tablet on the market.

The specs will all be revealed in our review later this week. The few standout elements for this Android Tablet are the screen:

  • 1280 x 800
What does this mean to you?  Well it means that it has seriously accurate color representation and higher resolutions mean less pixelation in your viewing experience.  So movies should look great, and the fonts as well as the ereader experience should be among the best in class.
The other element that is worth mentioning on a Samsung tablet is it is incredibly thin at .34″.  Couple this with the lightness of the device: 447 grams and this makes it comfortable to hold, and travel with.
Q: Will this form factor fit in your pockets?
A: It depends on your pocket size.
Q: Will it be easy to travel with?
A: It will be.
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About the Author

Fan of emerging technologies, and their trans-formative relationship with society both good and bad. Some of my heroes are: Nikola Tesla, Gutenberg, Hunter S Thompson, Lawrence Lessig, Marshall McLuhan and a few others. I think the US patent system needs a mass overhaul.


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