Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Released September, 2011
The Pros:Thinnest and lightest on the market at time of release. Loaded with pre-installed apps. Excellent form factor- really feels good in your hands.
The Cons:Essentially the same tablet as the 10.1. No removable storage slot.
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a tablet from Samsung with an 8.9 inch WXVGA 1280×800 touchscreen display and Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS, along with TouchWiz user interface that lets you drag and drop icons, widgets and Live Panels with one finger.
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Powered by a NVIDIA Dual Core 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and running Adobe Flash Player, you can surf the net and access most sites just like on a PC. This model has a shorter and slimmer build than previous versions seeing a 1.2 inch decrease in thickness, making it the slimmest and lightest on the market, and, the slate gray finish and enhanced build have further improved the line. Built-in Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 3.0 support have also been included and you can choose between a 16GB and 32GB version(no SD card support). Apps may be bought at the Samsung Apps store but many come with the phone, as outlined below. The 3.1 Honeycomb OS now lets you move apps and widgets between any of the five home screens very simply, and a range of compatible audio and video formats supported are listed below as well. Rounding out the features are two cameras, one 2MP in the front for stills and video chatting and one 3MP in the back with autofocus and flash for higher quality pictures and video.
- Wi-Fi Only
- Touchscreen Tablet
- Color: Metallic Gray
- Operating System: Android 3.1, Honeycomb
- 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 or 32GB Internal Memory
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- USB 2.0 H/S
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Display: 8.9” WXGA (1280x800) TFT (PLS)
- User Interface: Widgets, Smart Unlock, Accelerometer, Bilingual: Spanish/English
- Audio Formats Supported: MP3, M4A, MP4, 3GP, 3GA, WMA, OGG, ACC, FLAC
- Video Formats Supported: 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: 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
User Reviews (5)
Thinnest and lightest on the market at time of release
Loaded with pre-installed apps
Excellent form factor- really feels good in your hands
Essentially the same tablet as the 10.1
No removable storage slot
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