Samsung may unveil 8.9″ Galaxy Tab later in March

March 1, 2011
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Samsung may be unveiling their new 8.9" Galaxy Tab at a press event on March 22, in Orlando, Florida. The news comes from an image on Samsung's facebook page with a cryptic reference to the numbers "78910", which many believe points to an 8.9" tablet since the original Galaxy Tab is 7" and Samsung unveiled a 10.1" tablet at CES. So an 8.9 inch tablet would fit right in the middle and make for a good mid-range size. But is there really a need for something in between the two existing sizes?

The tablet shown has a honeycomb design signaling it'll likely take advantage of Google's new from the ground up Honeycomb tablet OS. And although it's hard to see in the image, it also sports a front facing camera (here's hoping it's better in quality than the original). Other than that, there's no real detail on specs until the mid size tablet is unveiled at CTIA Wireless on March 22. Stay tuned.

[via Samsung Hub]


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDQB3E455VB6GLOBXM6LQMGKUA Vic

    Why would anyone buy a Samsung Tab, I have the 7inch one and from the day I bought it Samsung abandoned it. If you remember some 3rd party apps still run in letterbox. I got hosed by Samsung, that’s the way they roll!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDQB3E455VB6GLOBXM6LQMGKUA Vic

    Why would anyone buy a Samsung Tab, I have the 7inch one and from the day I bought it Samsung abandoned it. If you remember some 3rd party apps still run in letterbox. I got hosed by Samsung, that’s the way they roll!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marc.magnee Marc Magnee

    How about this? We kick out the marketing people (from the same company) who tease us with a third product before the second product has even got a release date.

    I dearly wish to buy a Samsung 10.1″ tablet but there’s no sign of it. However, instead of ending my pain and telling us when it might appear, which I’m certain they already know, they tease us with an 8.9″ device.

    Marketing has left far behind the concept of salesmanship and it has now become a cruel game. Over time this strategy will lose them sales.

  • http://www.xoomcommunity.com/ Motorola Xoom

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the best Android tablet on the market.

  • GMan

    I have a G-Tab, and I don’t think they abandoned us, Vic, I think Samsung is just painfully slow at pushing updates………. which still sucks pretty bad though….