Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hits European pre-order

May 24, 2011
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The 8.9-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has gone up for pre-order in Germany, confirming a European price tag of €606.50 ($853). Amazon is currently listing the 16GB version of the slate, which uses NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 processor along with Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

As the direct price conversion above suggests, Europe is looking at paying a whole lot more for the 8.9-inch Tab than its US counterparts. Samsung has previously confirmed that the 16GB version will be $469 in the US.

Full specifications are not given, so it's unclear if this is the WiFi-only version or the promised Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G with integrated WWAN. That might explain a little of the extra mark-up, though it still seems that Europeans are getting a bum deal.

[via NetbookNews]


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  • Sam

    Are you sure about the Tegra 2? Any chance that Amazon just made a mistake or is not properly informed?

    I definitely would like to see the Exynos inside rathen than the old Tegra 2…

  • Olaf Geibig

    They are crazy. I won’t pay that price. That’s almost double of the announced US price. I do understand that they have some additional costs for national adaptation (box, manual, etc), CE compliance test, etc. but not almost the double price!!! For sure I’ll order in the US