Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi 16GB tablet priced up for US, out this week

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi 16GB tablet priced up for US, released this week

Samsung has slapped a price tag on its 8.9″ Samsung Galaxy Tab Android-powered tablet, which is set to be made available later this week in the US.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi 16GB tablet priced up for US, released this week

The 8.9-inch WiFi-only 16GB model has been priced at up at a rather snappy $469, with the 32GB nudging the pricetag into iPad territory at $569.

For your dollar, you’ll get an Android 3.1 Honeycomb slimline slate (.34″) sporting Samsung’s TouchWiz interface,  all to be admired on the 8.9” WXGA (1280×800) TFT screen.

Twin cameras

There’s a 3 megapixel camera on the rear and 2MP up front for vid chats, while inside beats the heart of a dual-core 1GHz processor. All in all, not a bad looking tablet.

Sadly, there’s still no news on a UK release or pricing yet so us Brits will have to make do with a piece of wood with ‘Samsung’ written on it for now.

[Samsung]

Here’s the full specs:

Carrier

  • Wi-Fi- Only

Form Factor

  • Touchscreen Tablet

Color

  • Metallic Gray

Operating System

  • Android 3.1, Honeycomb

Camera

  • Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel
  • Rear Camera: 3.0 Megapixel Auto Focus with Flash

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6mm

Weight

  • 447g

Battery

  • Li-polymer, 6100mAh

Memory

  • 16GB Internal Memory

Connectivity

  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • USB 2.0 H/S
  • Bluetooth 3.0

Display

  • 8.9” WXGA (1280×800) TFT (PLS)

User Interface

  • Widgets, Smart Unlock, Accelerometer, Bilingual: Spanish/English

Audio

  • MP3, M4A, MP4, 3GP, 3GA, WMA, OGG, ACC, FLAC

Video

  • 1080p playback, 3GP, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV (Codec: MPEG4, H.263, Sorenson H.263, H.264, VC-1, XviD)

Fun and Entertainment

  • Full HTML Web Browser, Books, Browser, Email, Gallery, Gmail™, Google Maps™, Android Market, Google Search™, Google Talk™, Voice Search, Latitude, Music Hub, Navigation, Places, Pulse, Polaris Office, Samsung Apps, YouTube, Music Player, Media Hub, Social Hub

Business and Office

  • DOCUMENT FILES
    Word File: doc, docx, xml, txt, rtf, dot, dotx Excel File: xls, xlsx, csv, xlt, xltx PowerPoint: ppt, pptx, pot, potx, pps, ppsx PDF: pdf

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