According to various tech news sites, Samsung is rumored to add another variant to its Samsung Galaxy Tab line, an 8.9-inch model for release in the first half of 2011. The 8.9 inch Galaxy Tab will be slightly larger than the 7-inch model that was announced last year and slightly smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 unveiled last week at the Mobile World Congress. Though no official word from Samsung has been given, it is assumed to run on Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS for tablets.
The 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab is rumored to be made available by next month to go up against the Motorola Xoom, HP Touchpad and the iPad 2, and would join the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab Samsung revealed last week at Mobile World Congress. But, as of now, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is slated for release next month, only in the European market. While the first, 7-inch version of the device, which was launched in November, runs on Android 2.2 Froyo. Both the rumored larger version and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 are expected to run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google’s new tablet-optimized platform.
I think 8.9″ is the perfect size, I wonder what the price will be for this new product. Will the price for the 7″ drop to make way for this one?