Samsung is holding an event tonight in New York City to show off its new Galaxy Tab 8.9 Android tablet. Billed as one of the world's "thinnest tablets" iPad 2 is 0.35 inches deep) and has a solid, premium feel.back in March at CTIA 2011, the Tab 8.9 measures just 0.34 inches deep (the
Features are similar to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but on a smaller scale. Inside you'll find Android 3.1 Honeycomb, a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera, Samsung's Media and Reader Hubs, access to music downloads, a virtual keybaord with Swype, Polaris Office, media sharing, a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video calls, a dual-core processor, 1080p HD video playback, and a WXGA (1,280x800) touch screen.
The device also has Samsung's new TouchWiz UX for tablets, which includes a photo editor, a quick panel for accessing connectivity options and notifications, advance cut and paste functionality, a magazine-like widget for access to weather and e-mail, and a shortcut menu overlay for quick access to priority features.
Availability for the U.S. market begins October 2, butthat the 16GB edition will carry a $469 price tag and the 32Gb version will cost $569. Samsung also unveiled Galaxy Tab 8.9 last month, but no carrier support has been announced just yet.
We should have a review model in the next few days. In the meantime, though, you can check out Bonnie Cha's hands-on photo galleries and video form CTIA.