Galaxy Tab 8.9 w/ LTE coming to AT&T November 20th
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America’s largest provider of mobile services will alas provide the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE beginning this November 20th.
The 8.9-inch model will be quite similar to its larger 10.1-inch sibling, including the 1280x800 resolution screen and 1GB RAM, but will be using a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU instead of a Tegra 2 processor. At only 15.9 ounces (450g) and 8.6mm (0.338 inches) thick, the tablet should have no problems fitting into bags and backpacks. AT&T already offers the older 7-inch model in its current online store.
“The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 adds to our outstanding Android lineup and our growing portfolio of premier 4G LTE devices,” said chief AT&T marketing officer David Christopher in the press release. Hints of the 8.9-inch version surfaced back in July when the device was found at the FCC with GSM and 4G radios. While the AT&T 10.1-inch model was at the FCC as well, the carrier has yet to offer the tablet.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will cost users $480 with a 2-year contract. The extraordinary high price is somewhat balanced by the fact that AT&T will be throwing in the highly regarded Galaxy S II smartphone for all buyers as well.
Tablet data plans begin at $14.99 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB. Smartphones fall under a slightly different data plan, where $14.99 will only get 200MB. See the press release below for more information.