The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi Honeycomb tablet will finally hit the U.S. market on September 22.
Best Buy has begun receiving shipments of the compact tablet and may begin selling the ultrathin 8.9-inch tablet on Thursday at select retail locations, according to a new report. While some stores will start selling the Galaxy Tab 8.9 on September 22, others will be forced to wait until Sunday, September 25.
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Tab 8.9 at CTIA back in March, sporting a thin design and Android 3.1 operating system. The tablet will weigh in at 1 pound and will be less than a third of an inch thick. As the Galaxy Tab 10.1‘s smaller brethren, it will sport a 8.9-inch, 1280 x 800 touchscreen. Powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 will feature a 3MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing shooter for video chat. The device will support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Storage options for the slate are 16, 32 or 64GB and it is expandable through a microSD card slot.
The slate was originally supposed to retail for $469 and $569 for the 16GB and 32GB models, and a recently released Samsung teaser page confirms that pricing.