Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 preview: First look

03 June 2011
By losing an inch of screen diagonal and reducing the weight to something you might actually be able to hold longer than 5 minutes, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 hopes to convert more people to the tablet cause. Those who found the 7 Galaxy Tab too limiting and the 10.1 slates too heavy to take anywhere other than your couch will certainly appreciate the effort...

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  • Jeffry

Anonymous, 11 Jun 2011I live in asia country, my friend tell me that when company make... moreI think so... Europe version here build quality better then Asia version.. And we always get faster update...other than that same not much diffrent

  • Anonymous

I live in asia country, my friend tell me that when company make new they will test in underdevelopment country to find error when they sell this product to development country, it really?

  • Ewan

Why does the appearence and interface Samsung need to look like iPhone or iPad, whether mobile phone or tab? Why? Why? why? and why? Copy cat! Why think of new idea? :(

  • AnonD-10576

Him choice run as well rushes. Stylish and beautiful design. Thin and this while of weight. High - voltage hardware and HD video. Large memory next to 64-gb.

  • goron goron

no SDcard slot??? i really like this tablet but why no sdcard slot T___T

  • nivinder

The introduction page says "MISC:Divx/XVID" but on the preview of video player you say "With DivX and Xvid nowhere in sight you will have to either convert" ?????

This confuses us readers! Please clarify!

  • Raj

oasis, 08 Jun 2011seriously, no XVID/DIVX support? I'm seriously reconsidering buy... moreNothing an app couldnt fix.

  • mino

it really have tegra 2 no exynos processor?

  • kl

On the detail specification, micro sd was listed as supported, yet on the review itself there was no mention of micro sd slot. Please clarify.
Thanks!

  • USB

I think I remember reading in a review that the Playbook's power requirements were such that while it was in use and plugged in, the battery would not (noticeably?) charge as it was not possible to supply sufficient power over USB to do both at the same time. So perhaps this is not an entirely unreasonable justification for going with a proprietary connector.

There are other solutions they could have implemented instead, of course, such as a dedicated power connector but that's another matter!

  • AnonD-10382

I want to buy this but the lack of codec support is a deal breaker. I have the SGS2 and it can play any file I throw at it including 1080p MKV! The phone is more capable than the tablet!

  • AnonD-10368

this is what can kick all the other tablets' asses......

  • Garett

I fail to understand why all no-name Chinese makers can very well implement an USB port in their devices while Samsung is still "going apple" using proprietary port! What's the ideea of portability if you need to carry an additional adapter just to read a stick?
For me that's a no-sell point, I'd rather spend my money on a different solution without so many bells and whistles but carrying an ordinary USB instead!

  • Garett

I fail to understand why all no-name Chinese makers can very well implement an USB port in their devices while Samsung is still "going apple" using proprietary port! What's the ideea of portability if you need to carry an additional adapter just to read a stick?
For me that's a no-sell point, I'd rather spend my money on a different solution without so many bells and whistles but carrying an ordinary USB instead!

  • Anonymous

hey someone knows the price for this tab or the 10 inch pad and the GSII for the united states??! i be happy to know them!! :D thanks

  • Tsul Kalu

WTF. I bought the Galaxy Tab 7" because GSMArena said this tablet was not supposed to have voice calling...

  • AnonD-10359

hey someone knows the price for this tab or the 10 inch pad and the GSII for the united states??! i be happy to know them!! :D thanks

  • oasis

seriously, no XVID/DIVX support? I'm seriously reconsidering buying this now. One of the reasons I stuck with Sammy is the codec support. This is sad.

  • AnonD-5197

L.A., 07 Jun 2011I feel what you are feeling right now my friend! samsung galaxy ... moreAHHHH I think it's gonna be the black version of 8.9 because of the calling/texting features...