Second teaser for possible 8.9” Galaxy Tab released by Samsung
With the iPad 2 making a big splash exactly one week ago, it looks like Samsung doesn’t plan on being left behind. While the Korean company already has a device for almost any size between 4 inches and 7 inches, an ominous hole remains after the 7” Tab and before the 10.1” Tab. Thankfully, the latest teaser images from Samsung seem to point to an 8.9” Tab on the way to plug in that gap.
The first word about an 8.9” Tab came courtesy of reputed Korean news agency, Yonhap News. According to the report released in February, the 8.9” Tab was set to hit shelves as early as March. In an apparent confirmation of the news, Samsung went ahead and released the first teaser image for the device.
The first released image featured a tablet with a Honeycomb background, the numbers 78910, and an invitation to a Samsung event on the 22nd of March at the CTIA conference in Orlando. Assuming the 7 and 10 refer to the already official 7” and 10.1” Galaxy Tabs, the next logical conclusion is that an 8.9” tablet is in the works.
With the CTIA conference less than two weeks away, Samsung has released yet another image of their newest tablet. This time the image alludes to an extremely thin form factor that’s not much larger than a 3.5mm headphone jack. If true, this could mean the 8.9” Tab might actually be smaller than the 8.8mm thin iPad 2.
Unfortunately, as of now all we have to go on are the couple images released by Samsung. However, if our observations are true, then Samsung may be announcing an 8.9” Tab running Honeycomb OS and featuring an extremely thin profile. Sadly, unless we receive any more news we’re going to have to wait it out till March 22nd.